PRESS RELEASE: Statement on the Seventh Democratic Debate

ALEXANDRIA, VA, January 14, 2019 – The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine (CASM), a broad coalition of leading conservative and free-market groups such as the American Conservative Union, Heritage Action, FreedomWorks, the National Taxpayers Union, Club for Growth, Citizens Against Government Waste, American Commitment, and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, has issued the below statement in response to the seventh Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa attributable to CASM Executive Director Marc Palazzo (

“With the Democratic field continuing to narrow and the first votes approaching, voters deserve a close examination of the candidates’ healthcare plans. Many of the candidates have tried to distance themselves from “Medicare for All” as voters have learned of its $32 trillion price tag and how it would eliminate all private and employer or union-provided insurance, impose crushing new taxes, destroy jobs, and serve as a death-knell to medical innovation. But whether it be Medicare for All, single-payer, or another euphemistic alternative, the reality is that the proposals the candidates are putting forth would take America further down the path to socialized health care,” said Marc Palazzo, CASM’s Executive Director. “These are dangerous proposals what would upend our health care system reduce access to cures for America’s patients. And the more voters learn about them, the less they support them.”


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