HEALTH CARE

Protect and Expand the Affordable Care Act

 

Like 54 million of my fellow Americans, I have a pre-existing condition. And tens of millions of those Americans would not be covered by 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 26, expanding access to health insurance marketplaces , 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 human right, not a privilege. I want to guarantee high-quality, affordable health care for every American by expanding the Affordable Care Act and opening Medicare enrollment to any Texan who chooses it. 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 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 far too expensive. Insulin for people with diabetes, inhalers for people with asthma, immunosuppressants for people with multiple sclerosis, and many drugs related to the treatment of cancer are out of reach for too many Americans while drug companies price gouge and make record profits.

 

Dan Crenshaw got elected to Congress by promising to let Medicare negotiate the cost of prescription drugs on behalf of the American people. But when given the opportunity to do so in Washington, Dan chose the big drug company lobbyists over the people of Texas’ 2nd District and voted against a bipartisan bill to lower costs. Unlike Dan Crenshaw, I will keep my promise to work across the aisle and bring down the cost of prescription drugs.

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