Health Care

America is a global leader in health care. However, that leadership status was put at risk with the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

I know that our country can provide access to quality health care for every American by repealing this law and improving our current system. In order to achieve this goal we need to focus on these principles of reform:

• Lower health care premiums

• A guarantee of affordable coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions

• Protection of Medicare benefits for seniors

• A plan that strengthens the doctor-patient relationship

• Enacting tort-reform

I believe we can accomplish health care reform the American people want without having a government takeover of our health care system, without raising taxes or premiums, and without forcing citizens to buy health insurance they do not want or cannot afford.

More on Health Care

June 15, 2018 Press Release
“The opioid crisis has affected people across mid and northern Michigan. That’s why I supported legislation this week that advances medical research that will help patients recover without the addictive power of opioids. The legislation will also empower health professionals with the abilities they need to safely dispose of opioids and help at-risk patients. These solutions are patient-focused and will prevent opioid abuse in our communities.”
May 21, 2018 Press Release
The opioid crisis has impacted people from all walks of life, including our veterans as they seek treatment at the VA. Prescription drug monitoring at the VA will help prevent addiction and protect our veterans from opioid abuse.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
“The fight against the opioid crisis takes many forms and I am working on all fronts to make sure our communities have the resources they need for prevention, treatment and law enforcement. This funding for law enforcement will increase monitoring of prescription drugs and boost efforts to stop the illicit trafficking of opioids.”
April 19, 2018 Press Release
"The opioid crisis has affected all of our communities. This new funding will help state and local governments in Michigan work together to win the fight against addiction and treat those who are most in need."
March 22, 2018 Press Release
"Today’s bipartisan legislation delivers for Michigan with funding to protect the Great Lakes, increased funding for national security, support for those on the frontlines against the opioid crisis, and opportunities for Michigan communities to apply for rural broadband funding. It also has funding to care for our veterans and to find cures in the fight against cancer and Alzehmier's. Finally, this legislation increases funding for roads and bridges and does more to secure our country's borders."
March 14, 2018 Press Release
"It's truly shameful that there are people who would target veterans and steal their VA benefits. This legislation will ensure that those who steal from our veterans will face justice for their actions."
January 19, 2018 Press Release
"All children are a blessing and this legislation will ensure that children born during a failed abortion will receive immediate medical support and have their inalienable right to life recognized."
January 18, 2018 Press Release
“Extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program means more than 100,000 Michigan children will have health insurance. This is an important program and it’s one that Republicans and Democrats have both supported in years past."
October 3, 2017 Press Release
All children have an inalienable right to life. Today’s legislation will protect the unborn, our society’s most vulnerable people, from abortion.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
The American Health Care Act is a patient-centered solution that will give Michigan residents more health care choices that are best for them and their family. It includes protections and $138 billion in support for Americans who have preexisting conditions and it allows young adults under age 26 to remain on their parents’ health care.

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