Healthcare Human Right

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It is a moral outrage for a country as wealthy as ours to leave 60 million people with no reliable access to health care and tens of millions more with inadequate or overly expensive coverage. In addition, despite spending nearly twice as much as other developed nations on health care, our system performs poorly, because the private U.S. insurance bureaucracy soaks up as much as one-third of all the money and pharmaceutical interests overburden America by avoiding price competition.

Healthcare Human Rights is part of PDA's Fund Human Needs/Cut Pentagon Waste platform. We work on the following issue:

  • Medicare for All (National)
  • State Single Payer

Healthcare Human Rights Statistics

  • Americans with no health insurance = 60 million (est)
  • Americans with no insurance with full ACA implementation = 30 million (est)
  • Almost 1 million Americans declare bankruptcy each year because of medical costs – 75% had health insurance
  • 60,000 preventable deaths occur each year for lack of medical care – with ACA the estimate will still be 30,000

Healthcare Facts

  • Even with ACA, many won’t be covered
  • Medicare doesn’t cover dental or vision
  • Mental health care is underfunded
  • Copays and deductibles are prohibitive
  • No medical control with HMO’s
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