YES to Prevention

Your father died of colon cancer. Your sister told you she had several polyps removed during her recent colonoscopy. She showed you the bill for the procedure. Her insurance only covered 1/4 of the total amount, but even that is more than a month’s rent for you. You don’t have any insurance, so you would have to pay the full price. You have seen a little blood in the toilet. You don’t know what to do.

THE GOOD NEWS IS that under national improved Medicare for All, preventive care and vaccines are covered in full. Screening for common diseases will be also be paid for, and if something is found you will be treated without additional cost.