Martin O'Malley
Democrat

Martin O'Malley's policies onHealthcare

General
1 Slow the growth in health care expenditures relative to the rest of the economy by 2020 0
2 Encourage states to adopt comprehensive payment reform 0
3 Improve the value of Medicare 0
4 Increase support for primary care 0
5 Require clarity in healthcare billing and fairness for the uninsured 0
6 Enforce antitrust law to counter dramatic price increases 0
7 Fight against corporate tax inversions 0
8 Invest in health information exchanges 0
9 Give patients more freedom to use their own healthcare data 0
10 Prioritize data security in the transition to electronic medical records 0
11 Ensure access to health care for all, increasing the insurance rate to 95 percent by 2020 0
12 Ensure access to affordable healthcare for new Americans 0
13 Work with states to close the “coverage gap” 0
14 Fix the family glitch 0
15 Treat multi-employer and high-cost plans fairly 0
16 Address high deductibles 0
17 Set a goal of achieving universal access to primary, behavioral, and oral health care 0
18 Protect babies and young children by eradicating lead poisoning 0
19 Reduce disease and premature deaths caused by air pollution 0
20 Mobilize communities to address the causes of health disparities 0
21 Invest in the next generation of our health care workforce 0
22 Use data to hold health care providers accountable for progress 0
23 Improve life expectancy across all major demographic groups by 2024 0
24 Invest in NIH and FDA research 0
25 Support promising therapies at every step of development 0
26 Release clinical trial data to advance scientific discovery 0
27 Invest in early childhood health 0
28 Protect and build on the ACA to promote good health and prevent chronic disease 0
29 Renew focus on preventing and treating of infectious diseases 0
30 Support Americans as they age in their communities 0
31 Promote independence and community-based care 0
32 Honor patients’ wishes at the end of life 0
33 Invest in strong community mental health systems 0
34 Integrate behavioral health and physical health care 0
35 Stop criminalizing mental illness 0
Prescription Drugs
36 Ban price gouging for prescription drugs 0
37 Use the government’s purchasing power to ensure reasonable drug prices 0