Support Affordable Healthcare for All

Support Medicare for All

The Declaration of Independence guarantees that “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” are unalienable rights, and we must strive to protect life by ensuring that all Americans can afford healthcare. We support Medicare for All, a government-run, single-payer healthcare program, similar to Medicare, covers all Americans.

Lower the Cost of Prescription Medication

We must make prescription drugs affordable for all Americans. 58 million Americans cannot afford their prescription medications, and 79 percent of Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. To truly provide affordable healthcare, we must also ensure that everyone can afford their prescribed medications by lowering their costs. One step we can take is to lower the length of patents for pharmaceuticals. We should also form a federally directed pharmaceutical research, development, and supply agency. We can ensure that the best drug researchers work for the people by giving full or partial grants to pay for future federal pharmaceutical agency employees’ educations in exchange for a commitment to spend the first ten years of their careers working for this new federal pharmaceutical agency.

Expand Access to Healthcare

We must also expand access to health care by funding, building, and staffing more federally funded rural clinics, hospitals, and mobile clinics. In addition, we can increase the number of doctors, nurses, and medical technicians working in rural America, poor urban areas, and other places where there is a need for more health care providers. We will do this by incentivizing students in the biomedical fields to commit to spending at least ten years working in underserved communities in addition to accepting Medicaid and Medicare for the remainder of their careers by helping to fund their post-graduate education.