The biggest driver of our cost crisis is sky-rocketing healthcare cost, especially for drugs. The ever higher cost of healthcare inflates the cost of everything we buy. It is the biggest driver of the cost of state services and thus our taxes. It also impacts us all as healthcare consumers. We should:
Enact Universal Primary Care including reproductive health.
Build a single-payer healthcare system serving all Vermonters
Explore forming a drug purchasing coop with other states to control cost
Enact a living wage law so all working Vermonters can afford to lead a dignified life.