Representative Ocasio-Cortez believes that in the richest country on earth, no person should suffer because they cannot afford healthcare. That is why she is an unapologetic advocate of Medicare for All, which would create a universal, single payer healthcare system. In this system, every single person in America would have access to high-quality and consistent healthcare.
Additionally, Representative Ocasio-Cortez believes that all people must have access to safe and affordable prescription medications. With support from local advocates, Representative Ocasio-Cortez and the Congressional Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigated the pharmaceutical corporation Gilead’s pricing for an HIV prevention drug known as Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As a result of these efforts, a generic version of PrEP will be available a year earlier than planned.
Representative Ocasio-Cortez believes that healthcare is a human right and will continue to fight for every person to have access to high-quality and consistent care. For more information on the healthcare related legislation Representative Ocasio-Cortez supports, please click here.