We must ask ourselves, what does it mean to age with dignity? If you’re unable to hear your partner’s voice, or unable to see the world around you, or made to live with severe dental pain — is that dignity? Let’s expand Medicare to cover hearing aids, dental care, and eyeglasses.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 20, 2021
More than half of older Americans say they’ve avoided going to the dentist because of the cost, while 1 in 5 Americans over the age of 65 have untreated cavities, and 2 in 3 have gum disease. This is not a reality I believe we should accept in the richest country on the planet.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 17, 2021
Cost to manufacture 1 vial of insulin: Around $ 6
Cost of 1 vial of insulin for consumers:
🇫🇷: $ 9
🇩🇪: $ 11
🇯🇵: $ 14
🇦🇺: $ 7
🇬🇧: $ 7
🇨🇦: $ 12
🇺🇸: $ 98
The American people should not be forced to pay the highest prices on the planet for prescription drugs.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 16, 2021
Now is the time to think big, not small — that means restoring the corporate tax rate to 35%, cracking down on offshore tax shelters, and closing corporate tax loopholes. This would generate at least $ 2.3 TRILLION to invest in the long-neglected needs of the working class.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 15, 2021