Expanding Affordable Health Care
Health care costs, prescription drug costs, and insurance premiums continue to skyrocket. These unjustifiable costs are not victimless – they are causing Americans to die. 34 million Americans report that they have a friend or family member who recently died because they could not afford health care.
I support legislation that provides more access to more affordable health care for more people. I have worked to ensure that healthcare is affordable, accessible, and equitable.
Medicare For All
I am a cosponsor of Medicare for All as the proposal that will provide the most affordable, equitable health care to all Americans. Additionally, I have supported proposals that make incremental improvements toward that goal.
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
I cosponsored H.R. 3, the Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, which would: allow Medicare to negotiate drug costs for all Americans, even those with private insurance; place a $2,000 out-of-pocket cost limit on prescriptions for Medicare beneficiaries; limiting the maximum price for any prescription for international average; and reinvest saved money in cures and treatments for Americans with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic
I have supported numerous proposals to provide emergency responders with Naloxone, to provide grants to states for medical and mental health services, and to provide trauma informed care to students. I will continue to support urgently needed funding and programs to ensure Connecticut has the resources to fight this public health crisis.
Protecting Women’s Right to Choose
Every person deserves autonomy over their body. I have fought against legislation attempting to reverse Roe vs. Wade. I will continue to support proposals that expand access to contraception and sex education so that more women have greater control over their reproductive choices.