Capitol Correspondence - 02.25.19

Scouting Out the Medicare for All Proposal Landscape Before 2020 Hits

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ANCOR is sharing this article by the New York Times because given the political traction Medicare for All is having in this Congress and potentially in the 2020 presidential race, ANCOR members need to be aware of the various proposals currently circulated by policymakers. That is because many of these proposals have unclear policy implications for people with intellectual / developmental disabilities (I/DD), who rely on Medicaid supports which Medicare does not necessarily cover. People with I/DD use their Medicaid supports to live life like everyone else.

In addition to the helpful proposal comparison chart copied below, the NYT article shares different health experts’ views on five components of Medicare for All proposals – and has a “build your own” vote feature that allows you to compare how your preferences align with those proposals.