Healthcare & rural health


Everyone deserves access to high-quality healthcare when needed. No one should be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition, or go bankrupt because of health issues. As your Representative in Congress, I will fight to protect and expand Medicare for All and decrease prescription drug costs. I will work to increase funding for the specific health issues in the North State, including rural health and lack of access to specialists. I will promote solutions to keep our health care dollars in our district to support preventive care and improve access to high-quality medical, mental health, and addiction recovery services.


Priorities:

  • Guarantee high-quality healthcare for all Americans through Medicare for All
  • Build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act and support new protections to immediately those suffering the burden of excessive healthcare costs
  • Decrease prescription drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies
  • Protect a woman's right to full family planning and women's healthcare services, including safe and legal abortion
  • Increase funding for public health investments aimed at improving health and decreasing long-term healthcare costs
  • Improve access to mental health and addiction recovery services
  • Support critical access hospitals that provide lifesaving care and treatment for rural north state communities and keep the doors of rural hospitals open by enacting legislation like the Rural Hospital Access Act of 2017
  • Improve access to telehealth services in rural communities
  • Encourage more health care providers to serve in remote rural and underserved communities by expanding student loan forgiveness programs for providers serving in these regions

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