We cannot go back to the days when someone could be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition or when you could be charged more for coverage for simply being a woman. That’s why I voted to protect the Affordable Care Act and build on it to guard against this administration’s continued assaults on Americans’ health care coverage.
Health care reform needs to be a continuing conversation. We need to support health care innovation and new technologies to lower costs, and allow individuals to choose between public and private options. We must make it easier and more affordable for small businesses to provide health coverage for their employees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the ongoing inequalities in our communities and broadly exposed the health disparities that impact communities of color. We must address these disparities and reform our health care system so that every American has affordable, quality health care.