Do you think health care is a right? I do
August 2, 2019
I believe health care is a human right. Over the last year, I've been hard at work protecting that right from legislative and judicial attack.
I've voted to block the Department of Justice from using any funds to aid in litigation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip health care away from millions. I've also worked to protect care for those with pre-existing conditions and combat outrageous prescription drug increases. But the fight continues—it doesn't stop there.
As the richest country in the world, we have failed as a nation if every single person doesn’t have access to high-quality, affordable health care. We can do better. We must do better.
I'm fighting for Medicare for All because our current health care system doesn’t work for the people who need it the most, and I won't stop until we get there. I'm fighting for this administration to allow Medicare and Medicaid the ability to negotiate lower prescription drug prices so that no family needs to decide between filling life-saving prescriptions or buying groceries—that’s common sense. As an active member of the Pro-Choice Caucus, I'm fighting for a woman’s right to access reproductive health care services and make decisions about her child.
In the 116th Congress, I am fighting to protect, expand, and improve your healthcare so that a truly universal, single-payer health care system is a reality.