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We Need a Public Option for Prescription Drugs


#1

We Need a Public Option for Prescription Drugs

Stephanie Taylor

Kara Eastman, the Democratic nominee in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, tells a story while campaigning about visiting her mother while she was dying from cancer. Her mother’s medicals bills were stacked so high on the kitchen table, Eastman says, that when she visited, they couldn’t see each other through the piles. Just one of her mother’s pills cost $2,500 a month.


#2

We need a Public Option for the Presidency and Congress.


#3

We don’t need a “public option” for anything having to do with healthcare. We do need mandatory, tax-paid health insurance for everybody known as Single Payer. HR 676 is the best bill currently out there.

HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT, NOT AN “OPTION”!!!

SINGLE PAYER HR 676 NOW!!!

PS: It’s also interesting to note that Kara Eastman’s website makes absolutely no mention of the right to healthcare (and life) for anyone outside the U.S. In fact it makes no mention of any of the 95% of human beings who live outside the U.S. borders – or even the status of immigrants within the U.S.

Since she is running for UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, she will have a say in how many people will suffer from the U.S. imperial global miltary - the largest, most expensive, most violent military in the history of humanity. Clearly, that killing machine makes “Medicare For All” (which she supports) financially impossible. Clearly, the global U.S.-based empire guarantees domestic austerity. Clearly, silence about imperialism is immoral.


#4

After having recent first hand experience with our medical system, the whole dam thing needs scraping, and start over, with universal healthcare - birth to death.


#5

We don’t need a public option for prescription drugs, we need freedom from prescription drugs and predatory drug-pushing on a gullible, lied-to public. The conspiracy of collusion between doctors, the insurance industry, and big-Pharma to push their damn deadly junk that kills over 100,000 annually (not including opioid deaths) is the problem - aided by a complicit TV and media and corporate takeover of hospitals. Of course some medicines are needed for conditions and diseases and both the obscene costs must be forced lower and universal not-for-profit single-payer instituted to help the public - not what we got from Barry, the great progressive fraud.


#6

Yes. We need to live, eat, and play like human beings rather than cogs in the hyper-financialized world in which we find ourselves. True, some drugs have been incredible helpful to maintenance of life, but what is needed most is balance–something the monied interests abhor.


#7

Food IS medicine - “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates circa 450 BC?


#8

We need a Public Option for Weed.


#9

That’s called growing…


#10

::Applause::


#11

Trump managed a narrow win in 2016, imagine if Republicans embraced abortion, legalized cannabis, and single payer health-care. Trump would win in a landslide in 2020.


#12

Fvck the public option. Single payer is the ONLY financial and moral solution.