Healthcare

“Focused on OUR Future means fighting for OUR health!”

The 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic has made even more prevalent the need to ensure that we protect and provide for everyone’s access to quality healthcare. Dennis supports a Universal Healthcare for All program and the supported plans estimate that 95% of the population would pay less for coverage than they currently do, while gaining treatment options and access to more choice!

Why is Universal Healthcare Necessary?

  • Skyrocketing Costs-Missourians are paying up to 11.5% of their income on premiums and deductibles alone. In recent years, deductibles and premiums have both rose by almost 5%, while income levels have only increased by 3.4%. This puts us on a track to see continued suffering and pain.
  • Rural Hospital Crisis-We continue to see rural healthcare centers closing in record numbers. This is largely due to the gaps in coverage faced by the rural populations when compared to urban centers. This leads to unnecessary burdens for the hospitals to provide uncompensated care. Simultaneously, it leads residents in these areas to avoid regular preventative care visits, which could prevent more substantial and costly health issues.
  • Neglect of Public Health Needs-Missouri currently invests less than any other U.S. state on public health initiatives and education, just $5.86 per resident annually! Meanwhile, with the lack of an expanded Medicaid program, 200,000 residents who should qualify are left uncovered. At the same time, Missouri has seen the highest increase in uninsured children in the nation.
  • Unemployment Concerns-The majority of our population relies on employer-provided health coverage. With the recent surge in our unemployment, not only have these folks lost vital income, they also, sometimes immediately, lost their health coverage. With extremely low-income thresholds for Medicaid in our state, even measly weekly unemployment payments would cause these workers to be disqualified for coverage.

What would a Universal Healthcare system provide?

  • Expanded Access-ALL necessary testing, care and treatments would be included. This would expand access to mental health, dental and vision services for most.
  • Removal of Out of Pocket Burdens-The plan ends all deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance. An increase in payroll taxes would cover this, but the loss of expensive premiums and deductibles would mean that the vast majority would still see an overall savings.
  • Reduction in Bankruptcies-Currently, most bankruptcies filed in this country are due to unexpected and expensive medical costs.
  • Improvement of Overall Health-Under the current state, many avoid regular check-ups and preventative care visits which can curb the need for more expensive treatments for issues left ignored. Our residents would no longer need to worry about choosing between their next meal and a doctor’s visit.
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  • Increased Control of Decisions-The days of profit-seeking insurance companies deciding what treatments or prescriptions are necessary would be long gone. Those decisions would be between you and your doctor. Simultaneously, we would no longer need to worry who is “in-network”.
  • A Solution for Mental Health and the Opioid Epidemic-Opioid overdose deaths in Missouri continue to rise. This is largely due to limited options for treatment and extravagant initial costs for care of this and other mental health programs. This plan would remove those costs and expand program availability for all who desperately need it.

What would a Universal Healthcare system provide?

  • Expanded Access-ALL necessary testing, care and treatments would be included. This would expand access to mental health, dental and vision services for most.
  • Removal of Out of Pocket Burdens-The plan ends all deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance. An increase in payroll taxes would cover this, but the loss of expensive premiums and deductibles would mean that the vast majority would still see an overall savings.
  • Reduction in Bankruptcies-Currently, most bankruptcies filed in this country are due to unexpected and expensive medical costs.
  • Improvement of Overall Health-Under the current state, many avoid regular check-ups and preventative care visits which can curb the need for more expensive treatments for issues left ignored. Our residents would no longer need to worry about choosing between their next meal and a doctor’s visit.
  • Increased Control of Decisions-The days of profit-seeking insurance companies deciding what treatments or prescriptions are necessary would be long gone. Those decisions would be between you and your doctor. Simultaneously, we would no longer need to worry who is “in-network”.
  • A Solution for Mental Health and the Opioid Epidemic-Opioid overdose deaths in Missouri continue to rise. This is largely due to limited options for treatment and extravagant initial costs for care of this and other mental health programs. This plan would remove those costs and expand program availability for all who desperately need it.
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The myths on Universal Healthcare Plans

  • This is just Socialism-Wrong! Socialistic healthcare systems are those where the hospitals are owned by the government. Doctors are employed by the government as well. Under a Universal plan, hospitals remain privately owned and medical providers continue to be independent.
  • We can’t afford this-Every modernized and wealthy country in our world has a plan to cover all with essential healthcare and they have proven to be successful. The U.S. needs to catch up with the rest of the world. While payroll taxes will increase for most, the loss of premiums and deductibles will actually lead to an overall savings for the average middle-class family.“I like my current coverage”-That’s great! Most of our population would NOT say the same and the goal of Universal Healthcare Plans is to provide equal or better coverage. Wouldn’t you like improved coverage at a reduced cost?
  • This would be bad for small business-Wrong again! This would actually free small business from the headaches in negotiation of plans for their employees. They would no longer need to conduct annual reviews of plans and waste extensive time vetting options from costly insurance providers. It would remove the need for payment of medical costs under workmans comp. Simultaneously, with the average family seeing an overall savings, consumers will have increased expendable incomes to spread through the economy.

 

Healthcare For All makes sense for all of us and will add cents to our budgets!

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Jennifer Heath, Treasurer
dennis@oglesbyforcongress.com
26185 Firetower Rd
Warrenton, MO 63383

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Jennifer Heath, Treasurer
dennis@oglesbyforcongress.com
26185 Firetower Rd
Warrenton, MO 63383