High costs of healthcare and prescription drugs must be addressed. As a state we must look at every option available to address the costs and reduce the burden on those who call Vermont home.
I am also hopeful that action can and will be taken at the federal level. Provisions in President Biden’s Build Back Better act will help address drug prices, healthcare access, and family planning services.
To thousands of Vermonters and millions of Americans, this pandemic has only served to highlight the inadequacies of our healthcare system. When the barrier to healthcare is too high for too many, it is our job as public servants to intervene and change the system.