I do not agree with the recent repeal of the affordable care act and the TrumpCare 2.0 replacement. Now, while the ACA was flawed, it was a step in the right direction. I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege restricted only to those who can afford it.
I support a medicare-for-all, single-payer option that gets the for-profit insurance corporations out of the picture as middle-men bean-counters profit off of human suffering by denying claims, charging high co-pays, and raising rates. We currently pay the most per capita than any other country, and far too many people are dying from a lack of comprehensive coverage, which also needs to include dental health.
We need to force big pharma to negotiate better rates for the US, and to that end, we’re going to have to bring in competition to drive down the cost of prescriptions, including removing the Part D donut hole as well as getting safe, generic medicine from Canada.
With the single-payer option, we would have a state-run Medicare for All non-profit competing with the predatory insurance companies who used to deny the unborn for ‘pre-existing conditions’. If you want to pay ridiculous premiums for pre-existing conditions, and deal with middle men profiteering off of human suffering of the American people… go right ahead. But I believe that the free market can and will thrive if we create healthy competition.