Bernie Sanders
Democrat

Bernie Sanders's policies onHealthcare

Require Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for better prices

Require Medicare to use its bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for better prices – a practice that is currently banned by law.

Last year there were more than 37 million Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in private Part D plans. 90 percent of seniors take at least one prescription. Many seniors – almost two-thirds – take three or more prescription drugs.

Not only would negotiation substantially reduce prices seniors and people with disabilities pay for drugs, it could save Medicare between $230 billion to $541 billion dollars over the next decade.

83 percent of Americans support allowing the federal government to negotiate with drug companies for better prices.

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