Wayne Messam on Health Care

FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)


Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients

Messam on Drug Costs: Support negotiating drug prices for Medicare outpatients prescription drug benefit.

THREE CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Jay Inslee; Beto O`Rourke; Andrew Yang.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Rep. Beto O`Rourke are among the handful of Democratic presidential contenders who have not jumped on board with some of the newer ideas to get the government involved in drug pricing. Wayne Messam, Andrew Yang and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee are also in this group.

Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues" , Jul 17, 2019

Medicare-for-All okay; open to any expansion of health care

"I think that health care should be a matter of civil right in this country. There's been some discussion about 'Medicare for All,' it seems to be the simplest reform idea. I'm open to any reform measure that expands coverage for all people. The American people spend more on health care than any other wealthy country and yet we receive less for it. We must make sure that everyone in this country have access to quality health care. I look forward to all the policy options to make that a reality."
Source: WBUR FM (Boston) on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 9, 2019

People are dying due to high prescription drug prices

Six million Americans rely on insulin to survive, yet many cannot afford it as prices have tripled in recent years. These soaring prices have led to many diabetic patients using expired supplies or self-rationing. It's reprehensible that in the world's wealthiest country, some are dying because they cannot afford the simple injections they need to live.

If people are unable to live healthy lives, their productivity and ability to thrive at school, work or home suffers.

Source: 2020 presidential campaign website WayneForUSA.com , Apr 9, 2019

Health Care is a right, not a privilege

Messam tweeted in March that, "Healthcare is a right--not a privilege. Far too many in this country are forced to decide between putting food on the table and paying for their prescription medications or visiting the doctor."
Source: Townhall.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 28, 2019

Other candidates on Health Care: Wayne Messam on other issues:
2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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