Based on the results of the 2022 midterm election, Democrats remain the majority party in the United States Senate by a slim margin. With a Democrat Vice President (who can vote in case of a tie),issues brought before the Senate will likely support the President and the party platform
Here I list links to posts I wrote last year reviewing key health related positions in the 2020 Democratic party platform (the most recent). Consider reading the entire platform using the link I included. The party leadership has said they intend to update the platform in 2024, the next presidential election year.
These posts are for your information and education and do not imply my agreement or endorsement, as is true of the Republican positions which I review in another post.
The Democratic Party- “Universal Health Care”
Democrats will keep up the fight until all Americans can access secure, affordable, high-quality health insurance—because as Democrats, we fundamentally believe health care is a right for all, not a privilege for the few.Keep reading
Democrats-“Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence”
We will incentivize states to enact licensing requirements for owning firearms and extreme risk protection order laws that allow courts to temporarily remove guns from the possession of those who are a danger to themselves or others.Keep reading
What Democrats propose for medical research, healthcare workers, and veterans
Twenty veterans and service members take their life every day. We will treat suicide as the public health crisis it is, invest in mental health and suicide prevention services, and work with our military communities to encourage and support those seeking help, connecting them to critical services.Keep reading
The Democratic Party’s views on marriage, family, and gender
Democrats celebrate America’s history of religious pluralism and tolerance, and recognize the countless acts of service of our faith communities, as well as the paramount importance of maintaining the separation between church and state enshrined in our Constitution.Keep reading
The Democratic Party-Tackling Drug Costs and Improving Healthcare Quality
Democrats are committed to investing in the research, development, and innovation that creates lifesaving drugs and lowers overall health costs, but the profiteering of pharmaceutical companies is simply unacceptable.Keep reading
THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM
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2 thoughts on “The Democrats, a new Senate, and Healthcare in the U.S.”
I think it’s so important to respect the points of view of opposing political affiliations (within reason, of course). I hope our legislators can come together to reach consensus on important issues that help all people in our country. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 47.
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Thanks for the comment Carol. Respect for others’opinions is essential, but bigoted and discriminatory behavior shouldn’t be tolerated. Everyone deserves the rights and protections our Constitution guarantees.