Healthcare

APV supports a single payer, universal healthcare system based on best practices from the around the industrialized world.

In the short term APV supports:

Expanding Medicaid/Medicare in Virginia so as to take advantage of the federal dollars available through the ACA currently being left on the table.

APV supports expanding funding and services for mental healthcare and integrating those services with general wellness care. Ending the stigma of mental illness requires us to treat patients within the normative treatment system.

Allow the Medicare system to use its buying power to bargain with pharmaceutical companies in order to lower prices for consumers.