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- Second-Most Populous State Leads Nation in Uninsured Adults and Children, and Pharmaceutical Spending
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With the Democratic presidential debate being held in
Medicare for All - a health care system that would allow Americans to ditch greedy insurers but maintain their existing care - has become a marquee issue in the presidential race. Some candidates have embraced it as the best way to fight back against Big Pharma, the insurance industry and others who defend the current for-profit system, which leaves many regular Americans not only sick, but broke.
"Everything is bigger in
* Nearly 11% of
* Texans are struggling to pay for overpriced medicines. While Big Pharma gets more money in retail sales from Texans than every other state except
* The infant mortality rate in
* The maternal mortality rate is 14.6 per 100,000 births - and nearly twice that (27.8 per 100,000 births) for black women. The numbers are dismal compared to countries with a single-payer health care system, such as
Learn more about Public Citizen's Medicare for All campaign (https://www.citizen.org/topic/health-care/medicare-for-all/).