We are living in a golden age of medical innovation. Diseases that were once considered death sentences are now treatable thanks to remarkable breakthroughs in life-saving medications. But the exploding costs of prescription drugs mean these medicines are out of reach for far too many of us.
Drugs in the U.S. are more expensive than anywhere else in the world. One in four Americans struggles to pay for their medications — many more have to skip doses or not fill prescriptions in the first place because of rising costs.
Americans across the country face difficult choices: Medicine or child care for my two-year-old? Medicine or making rent on time? Medicine to treat my diabetes or control my cholesterol? While families are asking themselves these questions, pharmaceutical companies are turning record profits.
We’ve reached this moment of crisis because of a failure in leadership. Washington politicians have let pharmaceutical companies profit off of people when they are sickest and most vulnerable. No more.
Pete’s Medicare for All Who Want It plan makes health insurance more affordable for all Americans. This is just one part of Pete’s plan to usher in a new era for health care in America, including plans to reach universal coverage, improve mental health care access, protect and expand access to women’s health, improve long-term care, increase health equity and justice, and more.
With Pete’s vision and this team behind him, we can give more to the American people.