Explain the role you believe the federal government should play in addressing the cost of and access to healthcare.

Peter Churchman

17th District


The first thing our government should do is end the FDA.  The FDA has increased the cost of bringing a drug to market by a factor of 6 in the last quarter century, but we have little to show for it.  The rate that new drugs are taken off of the market is the same it has been for decades, the additional testing done by the FDA hasn’t changed that, but it has added to the costs of prescription medication making it unaffordable for many. The FDA also prevents drugs that are safe in other countries from being imported.  Drugs that are safe in Europe should also be sold in America.