Improving Health Care

I believe everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care. That’s why I strongly opposed the heartless bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), raise premiums and take coverage away from more than 20 million Americans. This bill strips protections for people suffering from pre-existing conditions and reduces vital funding to protect older adults, children, women and people suffering from opioid addiction. Instead of taking health care away from hardworking families, I voted to require health insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions.

We need to stop the special interests’ attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and instead work to fix the ACA by tackling the problem of higher premiums and controlling health care costs.

As I meet with people in our area, families tell me over and over that prescription drugs are too expensive. That’s why I led the effort to crack down on big drug companies who try to stop generic drugs coming to the market, so people have access to more affordable prescription drugs. I also voted to pass the historic Lower Drug Costs Now Act to allow Medicare to negotiate prices directly with pharmaceutical companies, cap out-of-pocket costs for seniors, and save $500 billion over 10 years to reinvest in strengthening Medicare and combating the opioid crisis.