Health care should be considered a human right, yet it is treated as a privilege. Every adult and child deserves access to quality health care and clean facilities. As the cost of health care continues to rise and insurance is tied to full time jobs, those of us who cannot afford quality health care continue to suffer long term health problems and even death.
The Affordable Care Act was a step in the right direction, yet some people remain marginalized as employers offer rudimentary insurance plans at still unaffordable rates. Missouri needs to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.