Improving Our Healthcare Infrastructure
I believe that every American deserves access to affordable healthcare, and I am proud to be a member of the party that passed Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Affordable Care Act.
As your representative in Congress, I will be a strong advocate for sensible healthcare reform. I will engage industry leaders to seek new ways to improve our healthcare system. I will oppose any effort to roll back protections for people with pre-existing conditions. And I will do my very best to ensure that small businesses and families across the Commonwealth have access to affordable, high-quality healthcare.
I will also address the outrageous costs of prescription drugs that are crippling American families. Americans today pay up to six times more for prescription drugs than citizens in other countries. This is appalling.
I am also a staunch advocate for women’s rights. It is unconscionable that, on average, women pay more for healthcare than men while at the same time earning about 80 cents for every man’s dollar. I will protect a woman’s right to choose, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that women have access to the affordable care they need.
Protecting Medicare and Medicaid
As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said after the passing of the Social Security Act in 1935, the American government must implement and strengthen laws “that will take care of human needs and at the same time provide for the United States an economic structure of vastly greater soundness.”
As your representative in Congress, I will expand and defend the vital benefits provided by Medicare and Medicaid. I will also adamantly oppose the transformation of Medicare program into a voucher-based system—a development that would increase health care costs for a majority of seniors in Pennsylvania.