Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform

Why it matters: The health care sector represents 18 percent of our economy. More importantly, it impacts the bottom line of every American. The average American spends over $10,000 annually on health care expenses and experts expect that to continue to rise. Obamacare has failed to live up to its promises to fix the crisis, and we must replace it with a system that ensures access to affordable, quality care for every American.

Where I stand: Americans deserve a health care system that ensures access to affordable, quality care for all. Unfortunately, under Obamacare, hardworking families are experiencing skyrocketing costs coupled with fewer choices for health care. As a result, markets are collapsing nationwide. I supported efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, but it is clear that a piecemeal approach was unable to yield a consensus in the Senate.

I am committed to working with my colleagues to establish a patient-centered health care system that truly is affordable, not just in name but in practice, and actually works for the American people. 

Key Bills I'm Supporting

S.58—Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2017
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S.445—Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017
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S.916—Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017
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S.980—Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2017
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S.1044—Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2017
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S.1133—Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017
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S.1301—Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2017
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S.1754—Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2017
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S.1899—Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence Act of 201
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S.1967—Mandate Relief Act of 2017
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S.2076—BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act
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