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Stuart Meissner on Health Care

 

 


Under socialized medicine "I wouldn't be alive today"

He developed a rare and aggressive form of cancer but survived due to successful surgery just a week after the discovery. He tied this personal experience to the "Medicare for all" debate, saying he is against socialized medicine, noting "Had I been under such a plan I wouldn't be alive today." He explained that among the flaws of such a system is the wait time for surgery, which can take months. His view is that for any new plan, "pre-existing conditions must be taken into consideration.
Source: Jewish Link NJ e-zine on 2020 New Jersey Senate race , Jan 22, 2020

Americans should not pay higher prices for drugs

Regarding the issue of prescription drug costs, Meissner was animated. "I want a law enacted where U.S. citizens cannot be charged higher prices for drugs than what citizens of other countries pay. We need to level the playing field." He explained that although many large pharmaceutical companies are U.S.-based, we pay considerably more for the same medications than Canada and Mexico. His belief is that the U.S. is subsidizing the world in this area.
Source: Jewish Link NJ e-zine on 2020 New Jersey Senate race , Jan 22, 2020

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