HEALTH CARE

Every American should have access to affordable health care.

 
 
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Bring health care costs down.

All families should be able to take their kids to the doctor without worrying whether the bills will bankrupt them. All retirees should be able to fill prescriptions without worrying the medicine will cost more than their house payment. Our Congress must work together to bring these costs down. Let’s allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices so we can pass those savings on to hardworking Ohioans. Congress should vote on a bipartisan bill to fund the health insurance markets. They should be fixing health care rather than taking it away from people. And they should be working together. I'll work with anyone from either party who wants to help people with pre-existing conditions, who wants to reduce insurance premiums, and lower prescription drug prices.

 
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fight for affordable health care for everyone.

I have a daughter who needed 4 surgeries before she was 4 years old. No family should have to wonder, like ours did, whether they will be able to pay for the critical care a child needs. Rural hospitals should not be shut down to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. I strongly support bipartisan efforts to fix our healthcare system, and am encouraged by the efforts of individuals like Gov. Kasich, Sen. Murray, and Sen. Alexander who have reached across the aisle to propose reforms to our healthcare system.

 
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Encourage Innovations in treatment and care.

For those who can afford it, America has some of the best health care in the world. Yet we spend more money on health care than any other developed nation for worse outcomes. Ohioans are better at solving problems than politicians in Washington. We need to unleash the potential that innovation can bring, both in the medical and life sciences, and create competitive marketplaces for affordable health care coverage.