Our healthcare system is broken, and much of our costs fund a middleman (private insurance companies) rather than actually helping save lives. The last thing someone who was laid off from a job should have to worry about is whether they will be able to pay their hospital bills. Mental healthcare and substance abuse disorder treatment should also be fully covered.
Lauren believes that the reason we have not developed a universal healthcare system is that politicians accept campaign donations from pharmaceutical lobbies and private insurance companies. She supports the Single-Payer Medicare-for-All plan, as it removes the middleman of private health insurance companies. In addition, she supports medical debt forgiveness, vision, dental and hearing coverage as part of this plan. Healthcare should not be for profit.
Lauren supports free prescription drug coverage (on all lifesaving medications) including immediate provision of free PrEP for anyone who requests it. If everyone has free access, we can eradicate HIV in the United States.