The American College of Physicians joins growing coalition of providers, labor unions, economists and progressive organizations supporting Medicare for All
[WASHINGTON, DC] — U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act of 2019, applauded the American College of Physicians’ endorsement of Medicare for All.
“I’m thrilled that the American College of Physicians has endorsed Medicare for All. Physicians see firsthand the impact of our broken health care system. They know they can best perform their job when their patients don’t have to worry about affording the care they need. Doctors are tired of dealing with the immensely bureaucratic and wasteful healthcare system that keeps them dealing with administrative duties and away from their patients,” Rep. Jayapal said. “The only plan that provides comprehensive coverage — including long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities — and streamlines our healthcare system while controlling costs, is Medicare for All. With today’s decision, the ACP joins a broad coalition of labor unions, progressive organizations and economists, and the overwhelming majority of Americans — all who know it’s time for Medicare for All.”
The ACP is the second-largest physician group in the U.S. and the largest medical specialty society, comprised of 159,000 internists. It joins several other health care provider groups, labor unions, more than 250 economists, 119 members of the House and over half of the Democratic caucus in support of single-payer, Medicare for All.