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Antoine Pierce on Health Care

 

 


Need to address the structural racism in healthcare system

Governor John Bel Edwards shared that African Americans, who only make up 32% of Louisiana's population, have accounted for 70% of the state's [coronavirus] deaths. Yet when asked on NPR whether this is a result of systemic racism, Senator Bill Cassidy immediately rejected the idea as "rhetoric" and refused to acknowledge a need to address any underlying causes.

[Antoine Pierce writes]: Contrary to Cassidy's assertion, the healthcare disparity is not just a distraction. It must be addressed as part of the solution to the current pandemic. Senator Cassidy could also recognize this for the wake up call that it is and get to work addressing the structural racism in our healthcare system, our schools, our criminal justice system, our environment and our economy that is at the root of these health disparities.

The spread and deaths from COVID-19 are preventable and reveal ugly truths about racial disparities in our state.

Source: Big Easy Magazine on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Apr 10, 2020

Supports Medicare for All

Source: 2020 Louisiana Senate campaign website AntoinePierce.com , Feb 4, 2020

For universal coverage; no limits on preexisting conditions

The biggest issue facing my community is the lack or quality healthcare coverage. I plan to fight for universal healthcare coverage that does not allow limits or restrictions for people with preexisting conditions.
Source: DemCast USA on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Nov 19, 2019

Supports Medicare-for-All with option for private insurance

Said Pierce, "The problem for most patients isn't necessarily how much medical services cost. The problem is that most couldn't afford the services no matter how much they cost."

Pierce believes that no citizen of the richest country in the world should die because they cannot afford healthcare coverage or their prescription medication. Pierce supports Universal Healthcare/Medicare For All with an option that allows the insured to retain their private/employer provided insurance if they want to.

Source: ePRnews.com on 2020 Louisiana Senate race , Sep 17, 2019

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