As a two-time breast cancer survivor and daughter of two medical professionals, I understand the importance of quality, affordable health care. I strongly believe that access to healthcare is a fundamental right, and as your Congresswoman, I will consistently vote for proposals that would allow more Georgians to get covered.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made it possible for millions of Americans with preexisting conditions to enroll in life saving insurance coverage.
The White House wants to allow insurers to again discriminate against people with preexisting conditions, and I believe this is unacceptable. I want to ensure that Georgia never sees another day where women can be denied coverage because they were survivors of sexual assault or simply have given birth. Being a mother and a two-time breast cancer survivor myself, I fully understand the potential devastating effects of a full ACA repeal.
In contrast to Karen Handel, I support the ACA but believe that the law could be made better: adding a robust public option to increase competition in the ACA marketplace; increasing funding for community health centers; lowering the Medicare eligibility age to 55; and implementing policies that would lower the cost of prescribed medication.
I am also a staunch advocate for expanding Medicaid here in Georgia. When elected to Congress, I will be a strong voice to call on lawmakers in Atlanta to accept the billions of dollars already allocated to our state from the federal government.