Fixing Our Broken Healthcare System

I believe healthcare is a human right and should be guaranteed for everyone. Over the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand how much is wrong with the current system as my parents try to navigate our incredibly fragmented and costly health care system to obtain the very expensive medications my mom needs to treat her rare auto-immune condition.

I support moving in the direction of Medicare for All, and I would begin with creating a public option. My underlying value is to get as many people covered in a quality and affordable way as quickly as possible, and starting with a public option is the best way to do that. I also support allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices, capping out of pocket costs on prescription drugs, and enabling the importation of safe, vetted prescription drugs from countries like Canada.