There is no more critical time than now to elect people that represent our best interests and offer a better future for our children. As a physician, I have witnessed people die due to the exorbitant costs of life-saving medications.
Ten months ago, I stood at the doorstep of Rep. Anna Eshoo, demanding that she endorse HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, with no response. Rep. Eshoo is a leading recipient in Congress of Big Pharma money, an industry that literally profits off of human suffering. Not only does HR 1384 save lives, but it is essential for small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially in a pandemic.
We have an opportunity to turn this around by electing a candidate who refuses to accept corporate PAC money and supports HR 1384. Rishi Kumar, running against Rep. Eshoo, is one such candidate. It's time to replace those who have gotten too comfortable in their seats in Congress.
Chair of South Bay Physicians for a National Health Program San Jose