Dana Brown is the Deputy Direc­tor of the Next Sys­tem Project at The Democ­ra­cy Col­lab­o­ra­tive where she spe­cial­izes in health­care.Thomas M. Han­na is the Research Direc­tor at The Democ­ra­cy Col­lab­o­ra­tive. He is the author of the forth­com­ing book Our Com­mon Wealth: The Return of Pub­lic Own­er­ship in the Unit­ed States (Man­ches­ter Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2018).
It’s Time for a Public Option in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Drug companies are hated for a reason—they exist to maximize profits, not make us healthier. It’s time to put them under public control.