Andrew McCarthy: Big pharma’s predatory practices have left our nation sicker and poorer than ever before. Costs are going up, life expectancy is going down, enough is enough. Solutions like price transparency, disruptive innovation, cheaper and more readily available generic drugs, and a change in research and development regulations are areas in which I have professional and policy research experience. Bringing down the cost of essential medications like insulin will be my top commitment in office. I support a means tested public healthcare option for those who cannot afford private insurance. My office will also commit to protect Medicare without hesitation. American’s have paid into Medicare for decades and our seniors deserve to enjoy their retirement with good and affordable healthcare.
Rich Moon: Patients must become the center and priority of healthcare coverage. Huge companies control too much. We need common-sense solutions that will allow New Yorkers to receive the highest quality in medical care without the government’s constant overreach. Front line nurses, doctors, nurses, providers, and support personnel are the caring lifeblood of our system. The bureaucracy gets in their way of caring for us.
Joseph Sempolinski: Joe is against single payer health care. A government run health care system will not allow the competition needed to drive costs down and stimulate innovation. The key to getting people access to care is lowering costs not government control.
The COVID vaccine was a major achievement of the Trump administration. It should be available to all who want it, especially those at high risk of COVID complications. However, Joe is against government mandates forcing people to take the vaccine to work, attend school or participate in the life of our nation.
Does Andrew McCarthy favor allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices? Build Back Better would lower the cost of insulin, but few if any Republicans support it. Would Rich Moon support single payer to eliminate the insurance industry bureaucracy? If competition would drive costs down, why hasn’t that happened yet, Joe?
Vaccine mandates save lives, don’t you know?