Healthcare

     I believe that primary care should be a benefit of citizenship. "Primary Care for All Citizens'' is a fiscally prudent, low cost yet highly effective legislation backed by data, science, and experience to keep people happier, healthier and out of the hospital. This is this unique hybrid approach to healthcare will drive down costs without sacrificing jobs or quality. 

Rural Healthcare

     I fully support stand alone Emergency Departments with observation beds. They are a necessity where there are additional emergency resource needs, but the population density is too low to support a fully functioning hospital.

     I support increasing the number of home health care providers including visiting Doctors, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

     I support increasing the number of independent living and assisted living options.

Medications

     I fully support government interventions to slow, stop, and reverse the rising costs of medications. I also believe in honoring the wishes of Frederick Banting, the man who discovered insulin. He gave the insulin patent away for free, so that insulin would forever be affordable for diabetics. Sadly, this is no longer the case.