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What's your plan to tackle the large public health crisis: Alzheimer's disease?

An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Our nation's most expensive disease, it is the leading cause of death in US without any known prevention, treatments or cure.

Submitted by: Karen S. from CA
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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How do you plan to make healthcare affordable for EVERYONE?

As a self employed, healthy young person, my insurance premiums have gone from $320/month in 2013 to $880/month in 2016. When will you get healthcare under control for those who don't get subsidies?

Submitted by: Elizabeth A. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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If elected, would you support the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana

Marijuana is currently a Schedule I controlled substance; however, many States have already taken proactive steps to decriminalize or legalize it.

Submitted by: Jordan S.
Sept. 27, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you ensure access to abortion regardless of someone’s income level?

Some of the highest barriers to American women accessing abortion care are financial, due to the Hyde Amendment and clinic closure laws. It requires considerable means to access this medical service.

Submitted by: Lisa P. from NV
Sept. 26, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you take on pharmaceutical companies to make prescriptions affordable?

As someone who is being treated for neurologic Lyme Disease, I have over 20 prescriptions and some that I have to order from Canada because they are too costly in the U.S.

Submitted by: Christina M. from KY
Sept. 26, 2016, 8:39 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Do you support a single payer health program, aka improved Medicare for all?

The US spends more on health care than any other country, and what do we get in return? Lower life expectancy, medical bankruptcy, and reams of red tape. Improved Medicare for all is the only answer.

Submitted by: Dixon G. from IL
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Submitted by: Jason I. from VA
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you fix our broken mental healthcare system?

Our country is faced with growing problems in suicide, addiction, violence, mass incarceration, and discrimination. Fixing the mental health care system is essential to addressing all these issues.

Submitted by: Mach B. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Would you be willing to either repeal or repair/rework the Affordable Care Act?

I am a self-employed 61-year-old healthy individual and cannot afford the ACA policy the government has decided I should have.

Submitted by: Gretchen A. from GA
Sept. 27, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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Why isn't the entire medical industry under indictment under 15 USC Sec 1?

15 USC Sec 1 provides for felony criminal penalties for *anyone* with market power attempting to monopolize, price-fix or restrain trade. It is 100+ yr law with no exemption for health firms.

Submitted by: Karl D. from FL
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Do you support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods?

Polls show that upwards of 90% of Americans think genetically engineered foods should be labeled.

Submitted by: CFSAction F. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you expand upon Obamacare? Are you in favor of a public option?

Obamacare has been a great first step. But big insurance companies are still playing the system, causing all premiums to skyrocket. We need to get healthcare out of the hands of big business.

Submitted by: Patti H. from SC
Sept. 27, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Currently Medicare by law is barred from negotiating lower Rx

Will you end corporate welfarefor the pharmaceutical companies by allowing Medicare to use it's huge purchasing power to negotiating lower Rx prices?

Submitted by: ptosis t. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Will you end the $24 Billion/year in subsidies we give to oil/gas/coal industry?

The world's taxpayers give over $400 Billion every year to the fossil fuel industry. Will you stop this corrupt funding of greenhouse emissions which lead to climate change?

Submitted by: Ethan Z. from NY
Sept. 27, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How would you address the opioid epidemic?

Each day, 129 people die from a drug overdose in the U.S. - more than car accidents or gun violence. How would you help those struggling with substance use disorder and their families?

Submitted by: Casey E. from DC
Sept. 28, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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What would you do as President to help defeat cancer?

Almost all Americans are touched by cancer in some way. More than half a million Americans will die from cancer this year alone. If elected, what are three ways you’ll work to defeat this disease?

Submitted by: Adam B. from PA
Oct. 3, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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What would you do as President to prevent unfair price gouging by big pharma?

With the Epipen being the latest example, price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry continues to price many Americans out of life-saving medications.

Submitted by: Laura L. from NY
Oct. 3, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Where do you stand on Women's health and Planned Parenthood?

Many women rely PP in order to receive affordable and accessible health care, often for exams and test screenings rather than abortions. What will you do to see that these options remain available?

Submitted by: Julie S. from IL
Sept. 29, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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What is your plan with the funding of planned parenthood?

As a high school student, we discuss about healthcare and how funding towards it decreasing. Is it fair to deprive women of their own healthcare

Submitted by: Stefanie G. from NJ
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:05 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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What would your policy be on abortion?

Would you increase or decrease abortion restrictions and regulations? Would you keep funding Planned Parenthood at the federal level or defund them?

Submitted by: Annmarie C. from OH
Sept. 27, 2016, 11 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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What will you do to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture?

Over 80% of antibiotics used in the U.S. are purchased by the agricultural industry. Their consistent use in livestock creates antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are infecting humans.

Submitted by: CFSAction F. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:50 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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How do we create and pay for a quality care system that works for everyone?

More than 90% of us want to age at home, not in a nursing home. But families are stretched thin & professional caregiver wages are unsustainably low. We need quality, affordable care & quality jobs.

Submitted by: Josie K. from VA
Oct. 4, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Why can't USA have universal healthcare?

After marriage, I moved from Canada to USA. The cost of affording basic healthcare consumes majority of our earnings? What happens to American citizens who have to choose between food or medical care?

Submitted by: Maimoona B. from VA
Oct. 8, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
Issue area: Health
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Would you allow a woman infected with the Zika virus to access abortion care?

Many Americans, particularly those in the battleground state of Florida, are facing the Zika virus. According to polling, 60% of voters believe a Zika-infected woman should be able to access abortion.

Submitted by: Allessandra I. from FL
Sept. 26, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
Issue area: Health
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Would you support allowing ATF to computerize their gun-purchase/owner database?

The ATF is prevented by law, lobbied for by the NRA, to computerize these records, limiting law enforcement's ability to make timely background checks on gun purchases.

Submitted by: Reggie M. from CT
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
Issue area: Health

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