Mayor Pete Buttigieg Targeting Big Pharma in Bid to Set Health-Care Plan Apart

The debate over the future of health care has first segment of Medicare For All proposal also promises strong caps on out-of-pocket costs at $200 per year, and Sen. Bernie Sanders bill to that effect Twenty-nine percent of Americans report not taking medications as prescribed due to cost in the past year, including one in five who have not filled a prescription because of high prices and one in 10 who have skipped doses or cut pills in half to stretch their medication. Buttigiegs plan, like those of his chief rivals, would also empower the governmentthe largest purchaser of pharmaceuticals in the worldto negotiate drug prices for consumers on government health plans, what the campaign calls Walmart logic, allowing for …

After 25 Years of Cowering, Its Time for the Democrats to Get Tough on Guns

Its unclear how many more Americans need to die from gun violence before Donald Trump and the GOP support measures to end the carnage, but thankfully the 2020 Democrats have made championing laws to reduce gun violence a key issue. This is a far cry from past presidential campaigns, when Democrats feared that addressing guns would cost them politically. Over the weekend, Joe Biden abandoned his lets work with the GOP to find common ground approach and instead made it recently rolled out a detailed plan to reduce gun violence by 80 percent that includes not just an assault weapons ban, but raising taxes on gun manufacturers and establishing a federal licensing system for gun owners. As Warren criticized by …