Healthcare in Wisconsin

What does this campaign have to offer when looking at improvements in our healthcare system? As Governor of Wisconsin, healthcare providers will advertise their prices so they are known to the consumer. Rebuilding our infrastructure will increase the accessibility of hospitals and medical services, as nearly a third of all highway fatalities are due to poor infrastructure. Ensuring that public schools serve nutritionally balanced meals before school and at lunchtime is important in keeping our population healthy. This campaign proposes a “margin tax”, whereby: if a company generates a 200% profit on a pharmaceutical drug, they pay an additional 1% tax on income from that product within the state. If a company generates a 300% profit on a pharmaceutical drug, they pay an additional 2% tax on income from that product within the state. If they generate a 400% profit, 3% tax, and so on. We propose a year-over-year inflation cap of 15% on pharmaceutical supplements that people need to survive. As Governor, Wisconsinites seeking emergency medical treatment will be able to purchase an emergency supply of every lifesaving pharmaceutical supplement sold in the state. If an individual cannot procure an adequate supply of said lifesaving supplement(s), it is paid for by the aforementioned margin tax and by garnishing of recipients, not to exceed 10%. No one should die because their Kickstarter fundraising page to pay for medicine came up short. It is important that we move away from a system where healthcare is tied to the employer both from an economic standpoint and and also one of increased accessibility.

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https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2018/01/27/democratic-candidates-governor-wisconsin-answer-health-care-questions-public-forum/1072336001/