Real, Affordable Healthcare Reform
As someone who worked in the FDA under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, Rik knows what is broken with our healthcare system and how to fix it. Disastrous socialist policies like so-called ‘Medicare for All’ is not the answer, as it will lead to the end of private insurance, the doubling of taxes on nearly every America, and rationing of care. That is unacceptable and it must be stopped. Rik support the following prescription to fix our broken system and still deliver the best healthcare in the world: 1) allow competition across state lines as it relates to insurance companies to bring down costs; 2) eliminate excessive regulatory mandates and administrative burdens on medical professionals; 3) reverse damaging policies like taxing insurance premiums; 4) crack down on irresponsible pharmaceutical companies and hold them accountable to federal laws; 5) get new and innovative therapies onto pharmacy shelves to treat unmet medical needs; 6) increase transparency into pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) practices and manufacturer drug pricing decisions; 7) cut down FDA approval time for new medicines; 8) bring drug manufacturing back to the U.S. (and away from China) to lower the price of drugs and create American jobs.