Thursday, May 07, 2020

Senate candidate Jessica Scarane believes in Medicare For All and bringing all US troops home

Jessica Scarane is running for the US Senate to represent Delaware.  

You can click here to find out where she stands on the issues.  We'll note two here -- healthcare and peace.

Universal Healthcare

Healthcare is a right, not a place for profits. It’s not enough to guarantee access to healthcare when so few Delawareans can afford to use it. No one should ever go into debt to stay healthy again. It’s time for a single payer system that provides comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health care.

Core Policies

  • Medicare for All including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health care
  • Lower the price of prescription drugs by allowing our single payer system to negotiate with drug companies
  • Import drugs from other industrialized countries to lower prices and provide patients with more options
  • Hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for predatory practices and price gouging
  • Decommodify medical research and destroy patent monopolies
  • Combat the opioid crisis by holding manufacturers liable and requiring them to fund the treatment programs necessary to end the epidemic
  • Protect and expand abortion rights and reproductive health care, including repealing the Hyde Amendment
  • End medical bias and eradicate health disparities for people of color, LGBTQ+, indigenous, and rural communities

Peace, Not War

Core Policies

  • Bring our troops home and cease our endless wars, drone strikes, and bombings that destabilize other countries, with the exception of supporting allies like the Syrian Defense Forces who ask for our help to combat invasion, oppression, and genocide
  • Massively scale back foreign military financing and cut off funding entirely for countries that continue to engage in human rights abuses
  • End our practice of overthrowing democratically-elected leaders in other countries
  • Support the right to peacefully protest human rights abuses abroad
  • End presidential authorization of military force
  • Close Guantanamo Bay