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Senator Mike Braun: "Healthcare System Needs Complete Overhaul"

Braun told 93 WIBC's Tony Katz that he is planning to crackdown on the pharmaceutical companies.

WASHINGTON--The healthcare system needs a complete overhaul and is broken. That's just one of the many things Indiana Republican Senator Mike Braun told 93 WIBC's Tony Katz Wednesday morning. 

"It's broken in the sense that it's 18% of our GDP. It's 12-13% everywhere else. It's evolved through the cloaking of health insurance that tries to cover everything," Braun said. 

He says lawmakers can't be on the sidelines. 

"Senators like myself that know something about it are going to start pecking away at the problem by challenging the darn industry," Braun said. 

He's planning to crackdown on pharmaceutical companies who he says are charging you way too much for medications. 

"It costs too much. It's because they are cloaked in the lack of transparency. They do not embrace competition," Braun said. 

He says he's going to try to get things done on the pharmaceutical end. 

(PHOTO: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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