Donald Trump and Republicans fought to rip healthcare away from over 20 million Americans. We fought back, and we won, but the fight’s not over.
The lack of affordability and access to healthcare has been one of the greatest barriers to opportunity in America. This issue has gone unresolved for too long.
We made incredible progress when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law: insurance companies can no longer deny Americans with preexisting conditions healthcare, young Americans can stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26, there is no cap on insurance coverage anymore, and insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women.
But there’s still so much more we can do. Every American deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare, so it’s time that we finish the job.
Quality and affordable healthcare is a key component to building a 21st century economy that is innovative, entrepreneurial and gives everyone a fair shot. How many startups or small businesses have not been started because someone was afraid to lose their healthcare? A strong, accessible healthcare system for all means a vibrant, growing economy and greater job creation.
I believe that the best way to build on our progress is to move forward with a single payer system of healthcare - this is the best and most cost efficient measure we can take to deliver quality and affordable healthcare to everyone while maintaining choice and competition. That’s why I am proud to support Medicare for All.
People shouldn't have to choose between their financial security and life-saving drugs. Congress must stand up for patients and take concrete steps to put an end to the predatory pricing of pharmaceuticals and price gouging tactics that put lives at risk.
In Congress, I would proudly support legislation like the Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act. This legislation would offer real solutions and help put patients before profits
Life can change in an instant—no one deserves to go bankrupt because of a medical emergency. I will fight to ensure everyone has access to healthcare that is high quality and low cost.