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HEALTHCARE REFORM

Merck believes all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health insurance coverage. We are working to support healthcare reform in the U.S.

There are about 47 million people in the U.S. who do not have healthcare coverage. And that number grows every year. Without this coverage, millions of Americans are denied access to critical healthcare – including prescription medicines and other basic services.

We believe the country must come together on this issue and we support bipartisan healthcare reform that will ensure access to affordable healthcare coverage for all Americans.

We believe reforms should:

  • rely on market-based competition to improve quality, control costs and continue to encourage the innovation that has made the U.S. system so remarkable;
  • build upon the existing public/private healthcare system;
  • reflect shared responsibility among individuals, employers and government to ensure that coverage is affordable and sustainable; and
  • improve value and increase quality in our healthcare system;

We are hopeful that our participation in the healthcare reform process and our support for specific policies will help generate solutions that provide affordable health insurance coverage for all.