Health care costs are simply too high for the services we receive. It’s a pervasive issue that cuts so many ways. My experience in caring for aging parents and a sibling with lung cancer has taught me that people simply don’t have the options they should.
I am committed to working to make insurance more affordable for everyone. Obamacare hasn’t kept costs from rising as quickly as they are – not to mention the burden it places on small businesses. But it enabled millions of people to receive access to care. We cannot repeal it and revert back to a system in which women were charged more and people with pre-existing conditions were refused coverage.
We need to increase carrier competition to keep costs down. And we need to make it easier for small businesses to enroll their employees without taking on huge costs. Ultimately, we need a single-payer or Medicare-For-All system.