Provide Healthcare Coverage for All

I will fight for a Medicare for All, single-payer healthcare system to guarantee quality healthcare for all Americans. It is unacceptable that millions of people are unable to seek care because they live without or cannot afford insurance. It is horrifying that we continue to fight for the right to seek an abortion and access reproductive freedom. We must hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for price gouging patients who have no other alternative but to pay exorbitantly high prices for drugs.

  • 12.2 percent of adults in the United States do not have health insurance
  • One in four Americans cannot afford or access the healthcare they need because of prohibitive costs
  • The same amount of Novolog insulin that costs $60.68 in the US costs $15.98 in Canada
  • Since the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was established in 1997, the number of uninsured children in the United States has dropped by about 68 percent

Vision and Policy Priorities

Fight for a Medicare for All and invest in high-quality, preventative healthcare

Affordable and quality healthcare is a right and we need policies that move our country to a single-payer system. We must support Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676). This would provide:

  • High-quality healthcare for all U.S. residents
  • Comprehensive coverage, including dental, vision, and long-term care
  • No co-payments, deductibles, or other cost sharing
  • Substantial administrative savings through global budgeting of hospitals
  • Ends profiteering by converting for-profit institutions to nonprofit status
  • Gains efficiency by cutting out private insurance company middlemen

Guarantee equal access to reproductive care

Women’s rights and healthcare are under attack from the current administration and state governments across the country. All women deserve the right to accessible and affordable reproductive healthcare, and access to a safe, affordable abortion.

  • Ensure access to contraception at no cost

  • Provide abortion coverage and care regardless of income or insurance

  • Eliminate the Hyde Amendment that limits access to abortion services for millions of women enrolled in Medicaid and other federal programs

  • Support federal policies that require insurance companies to cover a wide scope of family planning services, including contraception, vasectomies, STI and cancer screenings, and prenatal and postpartum care

Hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and lower the cost of prescription drugs

The right to healthcare extends to being able to access prescription drugs at an affordable price. Americans pay the highest prices to access the drugs they need to survive. Instead of accepting donations from the pharmaceutical industry, I will work to hold them accountable. Medications are too expensive and we must act boldly to lower prices.

  • Shorten the patent life of prescription drugs
  • Allow the import of prescription drugs from Canada
  • Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices
  • Require transparency in pharmaceutical pricing
  • Enforce antitrust laws with pharmaceutical companies