Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Every American should have access to the quality, affordable healthcare that they deserve, which is why I will work to enact Medicare for All and expand Medicaid.
I will assist to expand Medicare coverage to include dental, hearing, mental health, substance abuse treatment, prescription drugs, long-term & disability care, and reproductive & maternity care.
Healthcare is an issue that is personal to me, and I have seen firsthand how ineffective our system can be. Americans have the highest healthcare spending in the world, and we're the only industrialized nation without universal health insurance.
I support saving taxpayers approximately $230 billion over 10 years by allowing Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate prices with pharmaceutical companies. I also support a Medicare Buy-In for All, which would allow any American the choice of buying into the federal Medicare program instead of buying private insurance.