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Julian Castro on Health Care

 

 


US should be the healthiest nation

Medicare for All: He supports it, saying at an event with Iowa Democrats that the U.S. should "be the healthiest nation," per the Hill.
Source: Axios.com "What you need to know about 2020" , Apr 22, 2019

Medicare for all, but allow private insurance

I want to make sure that we strengthen Medicare for the people who are on it and that we provide Medicare to everybody who wants it in this country, so that everybody can have the opportunity to get Medicare. If somebody wants to have their own private health insurance plan, they ought to have that. What I don't believe is that anybody should go without health care or that the profit motive should ever keep somebody from getting the care they need.
Source: CNN Town Hall: 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 11, 2019

Would tax the richest to fund Medicare for All

Castro supports the "Medicare for All" system, and wishes to tax the rich "0.05, 0.5 or 1 percent" of citizens in order to fund it.
Source: Townhall.com: "The 2020 Democrats" (presidential hopefuls) , Feb 4, 2019

Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy

Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls , Jan 12, 2019

Americans should not be on their own for health care

San Antonio Mayor Juli n Castro endorsed President Barack Obama's $4 trillion deficit reduction plan over a Republican proposal that would "eviscerate" programs important to the city. Castro was one of several mayors pushed forward by the White House to sell the proposal publicly as Congress considers another $4.4 trillion measure with deeper spending cuts put forward by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

"The difference between what President Obama would have us take in terms of reduction, and what Rep. Ryan would do to cities, is drastic," Castro told reporters on a teleconference all arranged by the White House

Castro said he also was concerned about the Medicare changes under the Ryan plan, which tells baby boomers and those behind them "that you are completely on your own with respect to health care."

"I don't think that is who we are as Americans," Castro said.

Source: Gary Martin in Houston Chronicle, "Obama fiscal plan" , Apr 14, 2011

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