Tremendous efforts have recently been made to ensure all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) not only opened up access to health insurance for millions of Americans, it also improved the quality of insurance, providing new consumer protections and cost savings.
I will work closely with our region’s health care and safety-net providers to ensure that residents understands their health care options, and have access to the health care they need. As the result of our hard work, local clinics and health care providers have received millions in federal grants and reimbursements under the ACA to expand access to care and provide more services. I will continue fighting to preserve the ACA and its protections for consumers, so that all hard working American families can benefit from and access affordable health care.
I am also a long-time supporter and advocate for improving our nation’s mental health care. I will fight in Congress to ensure that we build on this achievement and further expand access to mental health services.