No family should ever be one emergency room visit away from financial disaster. That’s why I’ve fought to improve our nation’s health care system to help millions of Ohioans receive the quality, affordable health care they need. I refused to accept Congressional health insurance until Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, which ensures Ohioans will never be denied care because of a preexisting condition. I now get my health insurance through the same exchange system available to all Americans.
I will also continue to fight to protect Medicare for seniors, and I have a plan to bring down the cost of prescription drugs that one news organization said “combines every idea drug lobbyists hate.”
Finally, it is critical to ensure the health and well-being of our nation’s children. I’ve been a leader in the fight to protect and expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). From reversing the disparity in medical research spending on pediatric diseases to ensuring access to comprehensive health care, our nation’s children must be a priority.
Please see below for my latest actions on Health Care.