MEDICARE FOR ALL
Healthcare is a human right.
I support Medicare for All both as healthcare legislation, but also as good economic policy. Our economy grows when entrepreneurs take risks, start businesses, and create new jobs, but high healthcare costs and employer-based insurance make entrepreneurship too risky and acts as a drag on innovation. Medicare for All is also the best way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs and provide coverage to more citizens. Reform of our drug patent practices and allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices are essential steps in reducing drug prices.
While I fully support Medicare for All, as a pragmatist, I also support any policies that step in that direction, such as a properly implemented public option.