Armitage for single payer
District 7 congressional candidates talk about priorities
"I believe we're way past time to have gotten a universal health-care system in place," she said. "It's a human right."
Armitage wants to see a Medicare-for-all system that would give people a choice in primary-care physicians, and still encourage employers to offer private insurance.
According to Armitage, universal health care could save Americans $350 billion a year.
"Thirty-one cents out of every dollar spent on private insurance goes to overhead and profit," she said. "Just 3 cents per dollar of Medicare goes to overhead."
In addition, insurers would save big dollars by making primary care accessible to everyone.
"Universal health care will save the dollars spent in emergency rooms, which is far more than preventative care," she said.