Every year, your health care bill keeps going up. But health insurance and drug companies are some of the most profitable businesses in America — and some of the most influential in Congress. And their profits come out of your pocket.
Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress would make things worse. They’re trying to throw millions of Americans off of their health care, cut Medicaid and Medicare, and eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Their plan would even make older Americans pay more for care.
Here’s how I will protect health care:
- In Congress, I’ll stand up to Donald Trump and his Republican buddies in Congress. They’ve already decimated Obamacare by starving it of funding and killing the individual mandate, driving up premiums for everybody. I say it’s time for Medicare for All. My wife Christy and I are now on Medicare, and believe me, it’s great! Despite Republican scare tactics, there’s no government bureaucrat between us and our doctor. The only change for us has been – zero bills to pay when we leave the doctor’s office!
- Medicaid is a lifeline to millions of Americans with disabilities, those who live in poverty, children, and seniors in nursing homes. We must protect it, and work to preserve and expand the Medicaid expansion that was a part of the Affordable Care Act.
- We must fight to preserve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. Its funding is a no-brainer, and must never again be made a political football.
- Prescription drug prices in America are the highest in the world, because the government is legislatively prohibited from negotiating lower prices. This must change. I believe health policy should be driven by what’s good for the American people, not for the pharmaceutical companies or the health insurance lobby.