Universal Single-Payer Health Care
(To be proposed at the Demcoratic Party Precinct Convetion for Precinct 1234 - March 7th)
WHEREAS, Texans want business to be encouraged to operate and employ in our state; and
WHEREAS, health insurance costs have become quite burdensome to employers; and
WHEREAS, health insurance costs, as well as health care costs, are beyond many Texans’ financial reach; and
WHEREAS, healthy citizens are contributing citizens; and
WHEREAS, the “pursuit of happiness” requires good health; and
WHEREAS, people who do not seek health care often spread disease; and
WHEREAS, insurance companies, being businesses, must work to protect and increase profits even when doing so is to the detriment of the very health care they are meant to make possible; and
WHEREAS, Texans are proud to be leaders in doing what is moral and commonsensical; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Texas Democratic Party support the establishment of a universal single-payer, state health care system in Texas that can serve as a model for the rest of the nation; and be it further
RESOLVED, that such a system be publicly financed but privately delivered; allow people to choose their own health care providers; provide preventive health care, dental care, mental health care, vision care, and affordable prescription drugs; and make health care available to everyone regardless of pre-existing conditions, status of employment, or income level; and require every Texan to participate in this state pool.
Turtle Creek Democrats
The home for Democrats in Precinct 1234, Dallas, Texas.
Geoff Staples, Chair