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Medicare for All

Medicare for All is, morally and financially, the right thing to do. In the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, we can afford to provide our people with healthcare. We know that the single-payer healthcare systems used in nearly every developed nation on Earth improve health outcomes, reduce administrative burden, and cost less per capita than the system we use now, while providing healthcare to everyone.

It was illegal to profit from healthcare in America before Nixon signed into law the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, which allowed the over-privatization that has created massive inequity in quality of care. Not every problem we face has an easy fix; this one does!

  • From my first day in office, I will co-sponsor the current incarnation of a Medicare for All bill (H.R. 676) to ensure no American ever has to worry about healthcare again.
  • I will fight for Medicare’s power to negotiate for lowered drug prices on behalf of American workers.
  • I will fight to import urgently needed drugs from Canada at lower costs than they would be available in the U.S., where the price of medication for rare diseases has skyrocketed due to pharmaceutical price-gouging.