During a visit to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire this week, Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D-Ohio] was approached by a man whose wife’s cancer treatment costs are so high that the couple are struggling to make ends meet.
“I need your help in Congress to look into the cost of drugs that are being prescribed,” the man, Fred Anderson, told Kucinich, according to an article on SeacoastOnline.
In response, Kucinich told the group assembled at the academy that he is advocating for not-for-profit health care.
“Under my plan, the prescription drugs are free, the long-term care is covered. Anyone who has cancer is covered for all their treatments,” Kucinich said, citing the hundreds of thousands of dollars it can cost to treat the disease. “[Health coverage] should be a basic right in a democratic society, not a privilege based on your ability to pay.”