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Employer health insurance should stay; improve care access

"We have 156 million Americans who get their health insurance through their employer, and that shouldn't go away," Kelly said in the 12 News interview. "I mean, we're not going to be able to promise these folks something better. "So, clearly, we should be able to provide access to affordable health care for everybody, but I am not in favor for the 156 million of us that get our health care through our employer to make that go away," he added.
Source: The Arizona Republic on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Apr 22, 2019

Ensure healthcare access, unsure of single-payer care

Kelly said, "Often it happens when they don't have health care coverage and it is devastating to them and their families. It often ruins their lives." The top priority, said Kelly, is ensuring that people have access to health care and do not lose their coverage for pre-existing conditions. But he balked at whether he supports some type of single-payer system where the government is responsible for coverage for all residents. "I don't know," he said. "I'm going to have to figure this out over time."
Source: Arizona Capitol Times on 2020 Arizona Senate race , Feb 12, 2019

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