On the Issues

Healthcare Coverage

Healthcare costs are outrageous. It is a travesty to go to work every day and pay insurance premiums every month, and to be prevented from going to the doctor due to high deductibles.

The cost of health care is rising faster than the cost of inflation, and the managed care system has gotten between the patient and his or her physician. Essentially, we have allowed managed care systems to be the supreme determining factor in what healthcare solutions to employ. This prevents the opportunity for introducing medical advancements and innovative treatment methods.

We need to look at the true cost of providing healthcare. The cost of a single aspirin can cost $30 per pill in the E.R., which is more than six times the price for a bottle of them at the drug store. The fundamental laws of supply and demand should mean that when you are buying in bulk that the cost of purchasing should be lower and not higher.

My opponent supports dismantling of the Affordable Care Act.  This would end health coverage for  23 million people, including those with pre-existing conditions. Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege.

No one should have to choose between medical care and paying for basic living expenses. I will  work to ensure that every American has access to low-cost, quality healthcare.  This includes prescription drugs, which Big Pharma continues to over-price.

COVID-19

Our government’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic has needlessly cost thousands of lives and jobs across the country.  Under this Administration, the pandemic preparedness team was disbanded, they ignored repeated warnings of healthcare professionals, refused to set the proper example by wearing a mask, and otherwise failed to minimize the  impact of this deadly virus.

As your congresswoman, I will work to protect all citizens by supporting a robust data-driven healthcare system that will protect us from future health emergencies.

 

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