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Michael Franken on Health Care

 

 


Improve ObamaCare; add Medicare public option

Every American should enjoy the kind of comprehensive healthcare that a service member enjoys in the U.S. military. Health care should include lifetime dental, mental, and preventative healthcare. Mike will move to fully implement and improve upon the Affordable Care Act and place a Medicare public option on the exchange. Banning private health insurance is not the direction needed to ensure every American has access to quality care. Moreover, Medicare should be available for all who want it.

Mike knows the challenge associated with mental illness. Expanded treatment opportunities are desperately needed. Access and inpatient options need to be expanded to treat the chronic shortage of opportunities for this vital aspect of healthcare. Similarly, Mike considers dental care indispensable to quality of life. Therefore, it should be part of an expanded Affordable Care Act and not a mere luxury for those with high-end insurance plans.

Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

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