While I’m disappointed that my new congressman, Andy Kim, has not yet signed on to the Medicare for All or Single Payer bandwagon, I’m a realist. And so is he. Until we have a Democratic president, the dream of single payer is just a dream.
Our district is one of the most diverse politically. Kim won the election by less than 4000 votes, carrying Burlington County handily and keeping his loss in heavily red Ocean County to a manageable level
Today was the first opportunity he had to speak on the House Floor. In a move to improve our health care system, Kim joined with Republican Brian Fitzpatrick from our adjacent district across the Delaware River to introduce the SAFE Act. This Act would form state-based exchanges as an alternative source for medical coverage, resulting in lower costs and local control. It’s not the perfect system, but incremental improvement is better than none.
Please excuse the audio and video glitches in his floor remarks – that’s the way C-SPAN is serving the file.
Here’s a Fact Sheet about the bill.