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Providing Healthcare for All

Providing Healthcare for All

More than almost anything else, our health has a tremendous impact on our day-to-day activities, state of mind, and overall wellbeing. Good health is foundational to everything else we do – our ability to take care of our families, be productive at work, and pursue our passions and hobbies. Here are five core beliefs that I have on health care:

  • I support Medicare for All and remain committed to making it a reality. I supported HR 676, which would guarantee health care for under a single payer system. This would involve removing Big Pharma profits, hospital monopolies and facility fees from the equation, saving nearly $17 trillion in fees. 

  • I support legislation to allow for the importation of drugs from nations that we trust. I was an original co-sponsor of legislation to allow for the importation of Canadian drugs. In 2014, Americans spent $1,112 per person on prescription drugs, nearly $400 more than Canadians. 

  • I support legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate for more reasonable drug prices. I support legislation that will allow Americans below the age of 65 to buy into Medicare. I am a co-sponsor of HR 3748 which allows Americans to buy into the system, saving them money through reduced fees and premiums.

  • I will fight to reduce pharmaceutical, insurance and hospital fee costs. Many Big Pharma companies exploit Americans by hiking the prices of critical drugs that customers need to survive. That is why I co-sponsored HR 2974 the Stop Price Gouging Act. This bill will reduce price spikes by placing an excise tax on certain prescription drugs with quickly rising prices.

  • I support legislation that will allow Americans below the age of 65 to buy into Medicare. I am a co-sponsor of HR 3748 which allows Americans to buy into the system, saving them money through reduced fees and premiums.

  • I support investement in wellness and preventive care.