Mike believes that every American should have access to affordable, quality health care, and that nobody should have to choose to pay for rent or groceries instead of seeing a doctor or paying for a prescription.
Mike is committed to expanding access to affordable health care, which includes protecting and strengthening Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), protecting those with pre-existing conditions, and lowering prescription drug costs. All options should be on the table – including addressing the Medicare eligibility age – to ensure individuals and families get the medical support they need.
Mike is a cosponsor of the Protecting Pre-existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act to improve health insurance access and affordability, and to undo the Trump Administration’s sabotage of the ACA. This includes strengthening tax credits for middle class families, requiring plans to cover all essential health benefits, ensuring broad coverage of prescription drugs, and funding outreach and education.
Mike believes that many ideas to improve the ACA must be explored, including the implementation of a “public option,” early buy-in to Medicare coverage within health insurance marketplaces, and the hiring of new full-time federal enrollment assisters to help Americans enroll.
Mike has also cosponsored legislation to lower prescription drug costs. He supported and voted for the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which establishes a fair prescription price negotiation program, protects the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establishes an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees.
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