Single Payer Advocates Says Medicare for All Remains the Solution in Light of US Supreme Court Ruling

June 28, 2012

Single Payer New York Media Release

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Even though the Supreme Court has upheld the overall Affordable Care Act, single payer advocates said the program’s failure to provide health care to all Americans or to control health care costs means that Congress still needs to move to a expanded and Improve Medicare for All program.

Single payer advocates in New York also vowed to continue to push New York to adopt its own single payer program. ACA does allow states to adopt their own health care program as long as they provide at least the same level of service of ACA. While ACA allows states to implement such programs by 2017, groups are urging Congress to amend the law to allow states to implement their own plans in 2014, which is when most of ACA actually goes into effect. Read more