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Sen. Hirono Supports for Medicare for All

Posted September 13, 2017, 02:22 PM HST

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawai‘i) yesterday released a statement announcing her support for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vermont) Medicare for All Bill.

Sen. Sanders unveiled his single-payer healthcare proposal, the Medicare for All plan, today, before a packed room of supporters on Capitol Hill.
“We are all one diagnosis away from a major illness,” said Sen. Hirono. “When that time comes, no one should have to worry about whether they can afford the care that might save their life. I support universal, affordable, accessible, quality healthcare as a right, not a privilege. A single payer, Medicare for All system is a strong articulation of this principle, which is why I support this bill.
“There are other strong proposals that will put us on a path to a single payer system,” Send Hirono sadi. “I will support proposals that reaffirm the principle that universal healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

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Jo Ann Lambert-Downing she needs to go to Venezuela....it is so bad now ,,,they are not even talking about it.September 13, 2017 03:56pm
Stanford Neering Healthcare is not a right, It's a privilege.September 14, 2017 10:05am
Francis Chong And 50 years later, we still don't have Universal Healthcare in Hawaii and the USA. Don't make promises you cannot keep. You have your Lifetime Benefits, we don't. Be a true servant to the people who elected you and placed their Trust on you. So far you have failed them. And KARMA is always watching. You can fool us,but you cannot fool KARMA.September 14, 2017 10:30am
Teddy Viv Lets have the same people that run the DMV take care of our health care, what could go wrong?September 14, 2017 10:35am
Megrez Mraz what?September 14, 2017 10:42am
Russ Gaefe Um.... I think you have that confused with driving a car!September 14, 2017 11:12am
Wendi Largent Wrong! All the way WRONG. The fruits of someone else's labor is never a right you are entitled to.September 14, 2017 11:27am
Bob Wolfe What a great plan....Free Healthcare for all...Oh wait, How much are my taxes going up????September 14, 2017 11:33am
Cleveland Morantz I'm amazed at such nasty and negative responses to an idea that would make America a better place. Things only get better if people raise the issue and explore the possibilities. The ACA was flawed but is was a start. Let's work to improve things and not go backwards.September 14, 2017 11:38am
Wayne Davis Not illegal immigrants!September 14, 2017 11:47am
Brandon H. Leonard Why on Earth are my premiums $1400 per month now, if I'm not paying for a LOT of other folks? I'd hate to see the rate when it's 'universal' and 'free'.September 14, 2017 01:13pm
Pops N Gramz Ke'o Yes! Medicare for All of USA. We need to take it away from the BS Insurance Companies and pay directly to Medicare.September 14, 2017 01:24pm
Chris N Tommie Access to your neighbors $$ is a right! lol okaySeptember 14, 2017 02:51pm
Elizabeth DeGrood Not my support no tySeptember 14, 2017 08:27pm
Josh Ward If we had universal healthcare, who is gonna pay the doctor's? School ain't cheap for them Doctor's. It will effect a lot more than some people think.September 14, 2017 10:03pm
Kristi Cannon Except herself and her cronies of courseSeptember 16, 2017 03:21pm
Kristi Cannon Because it's one of her useless publicity stuntsSeptember 16, 2017 03:21pm
Kristi Cannon Another one of her useless grandstanding make myself look important ideas that will accomplish nothingSeptember 16, 2017 03:23pm
Steve Farmer The Federal government can't keep the promises it's already made.September 17, 2017 06:26am

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