Yes We Can! Long Island – Healthcare Committee Mission Statement:
The mission of the Yes We Can! Long Island Healthcare Committee is to promote the general welfare of all. The committee believes that:
1. Access to affordable, quality healthcare is a right
2. Single Payer Plan, is the optimal solution for achieving this goal in the most cost effective manner.
Consequently, the committee will work to broaden access to quality affordable healthcare to all living in the United States through political action and education.
Working for Affordable and Accessible Quality Healthcare
The United States has the world’s costliest healthcare system, yet 47 million Americans, 16 percent of the population, are uninsured. As the economy worsens and unemployment increases, the ranks of the uninsured are likely to grow, as well.
Accessibility and affordability are the watchwords of comprehensive healthcare reform. The Obama Administration believes those goals can be met through a plan that build upon the strengths of the existing system and enable patients to make healthcare decisions with their doctors, free from insurance company interference. Plus, it would save families up to $2,500 per year.
In New York State, taxpayers bear the burden of a Medicaid system that costs 69 percent more, per capita, higher than the national average. And, despite a newly signed law expanding the S-CHIP program, there are still 65,000 uninsured children on Long Island.
Yes We Can! Long Island wants to make healthcare on Long Island accessible and affordable for all.