Medicare and Medicaid are foundational parts of our social safety net that helps millions of Americans. They must be defended against the ongoing efforts to cut or privatize them. While defending these programs, I believe we can also decrease their costs. I will work to allow Medicare and Medicaid to put prescription drugs out for bid like we do for every other federal contract, which would significantly lower the prices for Medicare and Medicaid without reducing services. Big drug companies must be made to play by the same market-based rules as small businesses across this country.