HEALTH CARE

Protect and Expand the Affordable Care Act

 

Like 54 million of my fellow Americans, I have a pre-existing condition that would make it impossible for me to get health insurance if not for the protections of the Affordable Care Act. I support other protections offered by ACA, like allowing children to stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 25, access to health insurance marketplaces (more than a million Texans enrolled in the TX ACA exchange for 2020), and eliminating out-of-pocket fees for preventive medicine like well-baby checkups that are a lifeline for many families.

 

Allow Medicare Opt-In While Protecting Existing Coverage

 

I believe that health care is a right not a privilege. I am a strong supporter of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for every American through expansion of the Affordable Care Act and and by opening Medicare enrollment to anyone who chooses it to get as many people as possible covered. I believe that people that have private insurance that works for them should not have that option eliminated. Those who are uninsured or underinsured should be able to enroll in Medicare.

 

I am for eliminating health insurance premiums for low-income families and reduced premiums for middle class families and working people through open access to Medicare enrollment. I support eliminating co-pays for generic drugs and medically necessary brand-name prescription drugs and dramatically reducing out of pocket costs. 

 

Get Control of Runaway Prescription Drug Costs

 

Medications for people with many common pre-existing conditions are too expensive. Prescriptions for insulin for people with diabetes, inhalers for people with asthma, immunosuppressants for people with MS, and many drugs related to the treatment  of cancer are out of reach for many Americans leaving them without treatment, resulting in tragic and avoidable consequences.

 

Dan Crenshaw got elected to Congress by promising us that he’d bring down the high cost of prescription drugs and that he’d support Medicare having the ability to directly negotiate drug prices. Yet when given the opportunity to do so in Washington, Dan chose his party, pharmaceutical companies and big drug company lobbyists over the people of Texas’ 2nd District. Unlike Dan Crenshaw, I will keep my promise to work across the aisle to bring down the cost of prescription drugs.

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