Healthcare & Rural Health


Every American deserves high-quality healthcare and no one should go bankrupt because of health issues or be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition. I will work to decrease prescription drug costs and fight to protect and expand Medicare as an option for everyone and keep our health care dollars in our district to support preventive care, and improve access to quality medical care, mental health services, and addiction recovery.


Priorities:

  • Guarantee universal, high-quality healthcare through Single-Payer/ Medicare for All
  • Until we can achieve universal healthcare, build on and reinforce improvements to the Affordable Care Act to immediately assist 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
  • Increase funding for 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
  • Make remote telehealth services available to rural patients
  • Encourage health care providers to serve in rural areas by providing student debt reduction/forgiveness when they serve in remote rural or underserved communities

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