“Family always comes first. That's why I believe health care is a right, not a privilege, and in our country, no one should go bankrupt because they can’t afford the care they need. I support Medicare for All so Michiganders can get access to affordable, quality health care. I will also fight proposals like TrumpCare that would strip insurance from hard-working Americans and cut funding for the most vulnerable Americans. ”
Fixing the Affordable Care Act
President Obama moved us toward universal health care with the Affordable Care Act. Yet Republicans in Congress have done nothing but deliberate in secret and attempt to sabotage the law, making it more and more difficult for Americans to get health insurance. We need to make sure everyone has access to care, no matter where they live and no matter how much money they make.
Medicare for All
In the richest country on earth, it is a moral outrage that 28 million Americans live without health insurance. Our health care costs are more than every other economically developed country in the world -- but we still have worse health outcomes. That’s why I support Medicare For All in order to control skyrocketing health care costs and to ensure that every single American is guaranteed the right to health care.
Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs
Drug costs are out of control. Congress must be aggressive in crafting solutions that lower the cost of prescription drugs. I will support proposals to leverage the buying power of the federal government to decrease out-of-pocket costs for America’s seniors. I will also support efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada, where the Canadian government is able to negotiate drastically lower prices for consumers.
Protecting the Most Vulnerable
TrumpCare would result in dangerous cuts that would prevent children, seniors and people with disabilities from being healthy and active members of our communities. I will fight proposals to cut health care and instead, protect Medicaid. I am committed to finding innovative solutions for those who have fallen through the cracks due to policies that have failed to respect the potential of all of our people. I will support, for example, the bipartisan Disability Integration Act, which would provide individuals with disabilities with the security of knowing that long-term support and services will be sufficient to guarantee their ability to live in the community.