Health Care

We believe access to quality mental and physical health care is a basic human right and is essential to national safety and well-being. Our government should guarantee access to affordable health care for all.

We support:

  • universal, publicly funded, single-payer, not-for-profit, comprehensive health care preserving consumer choice
  • amending the Medicare prescription drug benefit to require pricing negotiations with pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • improving Medicaid benefits to adequately cover home-care and facility care services
  • regulation, accountability, and inspection of institutional and residential health care systems to assure quality care
  • making “aging in place” and at-home living by those with chronic conditions and disabilities safe and comfortable
  • requiring pharmacists to fill prescriptions authorized by a licensed medical practitioner
  • increasing funding for prevention programs and disease research

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