The ACA was a good start. With its passage, Congress attempted to make health insurance affordable, expand Medicaid to cover low income Americans and support medical care delivery to lower the cost of health care. Since the inception of the ACA, Republicans have tried nonstop to repeal the ACA. Despite unsuccessful attempts Congressional Republicans have chisel away leaving the ACA on life support while Americans continue to struggle to pay the rising cost of insurance premiums.
Florida has a large Medicaid population, more than 4.2 million as of May 2018. However, a family's income must be quite low to qualify for the program. The chart to your left depicts Florida residents support for Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately certain politicans care more about keeping their party happy and falling inline leaving 384,000 Florida residents uninsured.
To ensure all Americans have affordable and quality healthcare when elected I will:
Historic increases in prescription drug prices are contributing to unsustainable heath care costs in the United States. While certain politicians sponsor bills to lower drug costs through competition, they are not addressing the root cause on why Americans pay exorbitant cost of drugs.
Several factors can impact drug pricing, such as costs of research and development, the amount of competition in the marketplace. Other causes includes:
In order to lower drug cost when elected I will: