Affordable Health Care

Health care reform changed the course of history in this country. Before the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans did not have access to quality, affordable health insurance. More Americans than ever before have the peace of mind that comes along with being covered by health insurance.  The number of uninsured Americans has fallen dramatically, so we are clearly moving in the right direction.  Affordable health care is essential to all of us and I will fight to keep improving our country’s health care system.

Because of the Affordable Care Act, Americans can no longer be discriminated against because of a pre-existing condition and insurance companies can’t drop your coverage due to illness at the time when you need it the most.  The days of lifetime caps on coverage that financially ruined families are over. Financial subsidies now puts coverage within reach for many Americans by helping with costly premiums.  Women can no longer be charged more for health insurance than men.  And young adults can stay on their parent’s plans until age 26, so they can focus on college and starting out in the world.  I will never stop fighting to make sure these crucial provisions of our health care law stay intact.

My opponent and the Republican-led House of Representatives have voted 60 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  They want to take us back to the days when the insurance companies made all the rules.  We shouldn’t go back to the days when one health crisis could financially ruin a family.   If Republicans want to take health insurance away from the millions of Americans that currently have it, they must provide an alternative.

I believe it’s time that Republicans and Democrats work together to make sure that those Americans that are still in need have access to quality, affordable health insurance.  I will never stop working to make sure that every American has the best health care that our country can offer.