“Until we put patients over profits, our system will not work for ordinary Americans.” – Bernie Sanders
Under today’s health care system in the United States, thousands of people die each year because they delay seeking care they cannot afford.
Health care eats up one-fifth of the U.S. economy, but the U.S. ranks 27th among major, developed nations on life expectancy and 31st on infant mortality.
Moreover, some 60 million Americans have inadequate access to primary care due to a shortage of physicians and other health care providers in their community.
Sanders’ proposal also would rein in skyrocketing prices for prescription drugs. Americans pay pharmaceutical companies nearly twice for the exact same drugs manufactured by the exact same companies in other countries. “This is unacceptable,” Sanders said. “Until we put patients over profits, our system will not work for ordinary Americans.
Healthcare is a right of all people, not a privilege. – Bernie Sanders
Together we are going to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the ONLY major country on earth that does not guarantee healthcare to all people as a right.