Brandon Presley Unveils Healthcare Policy Plan To Lower Prescription Drug Costs And Save Rural Hospitals
Today, Brandon Presley unveiled his healthcare plan to end Tate Reeves’ healthcare crisis and make healthcare more transparent and affordable for Mississippi families.
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July 10, 2023
Meridian – Today in Meridian, Brandon Presley unveiled his healthcare plan to end Tate Reeves’ healthcare crisis and make healthcare more transparent and affordable for Mississippi families.
Brandon Presley’s mama put off getting the treatment she needed because she couldn’t afford it. This is the reality for too many Mississippi families, and it’s why Brandon’s plan is so important.
“My mama put off seeing a doctor because she feared she couldn’t afford it. That’s why my plan will provide for more affordable healthcare, keep our rural hospitals open, and make prescription drug and health insurance costs more transparent so Mississippi families can get the healthcare they need,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley. “Tate Reeves has taken over $480,000 from health insurance and big drug companies, and he’s done their bidding by keeping healthcare costs high while Mississippians struggle to get the care they need to stay healthy. As governor, I’ll end Tate Reeves’ healthcare crisis and put Mississippi families’ health first - not the health insurance companies who bankroll Tate Reeves’ campaign.”
Brandon’s plan includes:
Expanding Medicaid to provide affordable healthcare to 220,000 Mississippians and keep our hospitals open;
Creating a website where Mississippians can compare health insurance and prescription drug costs so you can make the best healthcare choices for your family;
Appointing a Director of Medicaid who is a career healthcare professional, not a career political hack, to administer the largest healthcare programs in the state;
Creating a drug pricing affordability board that would require mandatory reporting from pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit managers about drug pricing mechanisms.
Tate Reeves has taken over $480,000 from big drug companies and health insurance companies and has done their bidding by keeping their profits high while Mississippians pay the price with sky-high healthcare costs.
Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he got the town moving again, then balanced the budget every year and cut taxes twice. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.