Stewart opposes ‘Medicare for all’

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Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) voiced his disapproval for the “Medicare for All” single-payer, government-run, healthcare system. 

As a member of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Stewart joined his colleagues to examine the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report detailing the risks of imposing a one-size-fits-all health care system.

70% of Utahns are on some type of private or employer-sponsored healthcare plan. By implementing “Medicare for All”, 70% of Utahns would no longer will be able to choose a health care plan that fits their individual needs but instead be forced to switch to a one-size-fits-all plan.

“One set. One choice. You either opt-in or you opt-in. Those are your choices…You are compelled to go on the government program…all of us want to provide insurance for those who don’t, but I also know that around 60% of Americans don’t want to lose their private insurance…If you provide for people to op-out, after you’ve raised their taxes and doubled them in order to pay for it, who’s going to be able to afford to do that? …The rich opt out and leave the rest of us to suffer under the government program.”- Rep. Chris Stewart

Watch Rep. Stewart’s full remarks here.