There are many opinions on the types of health care Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and we need it now.
Health care is a human right, yet efforts to expand access to coverage have repeatedly come under attack in Washington. I have long supported Medicare for All as the most effective way to expand access to health care. Little by little, Medicare for All is gaining support as the blueprint to achieve universal coverage.
At every turn, Trump is rolling back Obama’s regulations and abandoning policies that have improved the lives of all Americans. It is easy to get lost in the daily theatrics of the Trump administration or the president’s latest tweets. His bombast and his tirades all too often turn our attention away from his governing. We should not let ourselves be distracted.
Reasonable people accept the reality that there is no magic wand we can wave to prevent every gun death. I accept that there is no law Congress can pass that will keep a gun out of the hands of every person who shouldn’t have one. But that doesn’t mean Congress should do nothing.
Congressman John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat who has spent more than five decades fighting for civil rights in marches with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in speeches and protests on the floor of the US House, is endorsing Representative Michael E. Capuano in his Democratic primary.