Tulsi Gabbard on Medicare for All

Key Points

  • Tulsi strongly supports the Medicare for All Act and serves on the Medicare for All Caucus
  • Tulsi believes that our present healthcare system is organized by and for the benefit of big insurance and pharmaceutical companies and not the American people, which must be changed
  • We pay far more in this country on healthcare costs than any other country in the world and get worse results. Far too many Americans in this country are sick and unable to get the care they need.
  • Tulsi supports Medicare for all to make sure that every American gets quality healthcare - we must also focus on reducing the cost of healthcare overall, preventive health, bring down cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate those prices down, and ensure transparency so people know exactly what the cost is and what they’re paying for.
  • Tulsi believes that the Affordable Care act was a step in the right direction, but points out that issues remain with the number of uninsured and high costs related to deductibles, copayments for medical services, and prescription drugs

 Legislation

  • Tulsi is a co-sponsor of H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019, which would provide universal healthcare to all Americans

  • H.R.4442 CONNECT for Health Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services
  • H.R.465  Prescription Drug Price Relief Act of 2019 To significantly lower prescription drug prices for patients in the United States by ending government-granted monopolies for manufacturers who charge drug prices that are higher than the median prices at which the drugs are available in other countries.

  • H.R.448 Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the negotiation of lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries
  • H.R. 676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act

  • H.R.447 Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

Tulsi’s Statements/Video

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