Ossoff vows to crack down on price gouging by insurance and drug companies, expand Medicaid to make insurance affordable for all, and protect coverage for pre-existing conditions
Ossoff outlines his support for a public option that is optional for all and instantly available to the uninsured, while vowing to protect private and employer-based insurance for those who prefer it
Ossoff pledges to deliver resources for hospitals and clinics in rural and underserved areas and expand the U.S. Public Health Service
Atlanta, Ga. — Today, investigative journalist and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee in Georgia Jon Ossoff unveiled his health care plan aimed at ensuring affordable, accessible health care for all Georgians.
Ossoff’s plan centers on access and affordability — cracking down on price gouging by insurance companies, expanding Medicaid to make insurance affordable for all, and creating a public option that is universally affordable and accessible while insisting Georgia families must have a choice between private and public plans.
Ossoff will also strengthen consumer protections for pre-existing conditions, women, and young people on the private health insurance market.
Ossoff will deliver resources to build new clinics and hospitals in rural and underserved parts of the state, expand the U.S. Public Health Service to train and deploy nurses and doctors into underserved communities, and rush preventative, prenatal, and maternal health resources to communities that need urgent help in Georgia.
Click here to read Ossoff’s health care plan.
In a statement, Ossoff pledged to deliver affordability, access, and expanded choice, and blasted his opponent, Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), for voting to repeal protections for pre-existing conditions and let drug companies continue their price gouging.
“My health care plan solves the two core problems — affordability and access — by cracking down on price gouging by drug and insurance companies, ensuring every Georgian is covered by high-quality insurance regardless of wealth, improving access to health care services across our state with new hospitals and clinics and an expanded U.S. Public Health Service, and expanding the personal choice and control Georgians have over their own insurance and care,” said Ossoff.
“The high cost of health care in America is driven by the corrupt influence of the insurance and drug industries in Washington — a devastating product of our broken campaign finance system, which allows powerful trade groups to purchase political influence and rig the system so they can rip off the public. That is why Senator David Perdue, a puppet of the insurance and drug companies, has voted to allow discrimination against Georgians with pre-existing conditions and now is lying about it. In the U.S. Senate, I’ll work to make quality health care a simple, affordable, and reassuring reality for all of us. Other countries have achieved this. So can we.”
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