I am a member of the Multi-faith ACTION Coalition, a faith based group of citizens working together to address the root causes of poverty through advocacy and public policy change.
Recent statements indicated that replacing current healthcare programs is complicated and I agree. As you have said we need to have insurance coverage for everybody, so I urge you to include the following provisions in the replacement plan:
No annual or lifetime caps on essential health benefits
Cover prevention care without a deductible
Cover people with pre-existing conditions
Let parents keep their children on their policies until they reach 26 years old
Make coverage affordable for all
Maintain Medicaid expansion
We all benefit when everyone has quality health care and coverage. As it is written in Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 11, If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. 8 You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.'
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