Amy On The Issues

Providing access to affordable quality healthcare

I believe that everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health care. No one should get sick because they can’t afford to go to the doctor or go into debt to pay their hospital bills. And no one should have to make the choice between essentials like groceries and rent, and paying for life-saving medication.

That’s why I will fight to stop President Trump and Republicans in Congress from repealing the Affordable Care Act. Their efforts to gut the ACA threaten to take healthcare away from millions of New Jerseyans—including young children—and are already causing premiums to rise. We should be building on the ACA instead of undermining it. By allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices, for example, we can lower families’ out-of-pocket costs while expanding access to life-saving care. I also believe that we should have a public option, so that anyone who doesn’t have health insurance can buy into Medicare if they want to. And I will protect people with preexisting conditions, like diabetes, mental health, and substance use disorders, so that no one is denied necessary treatment.

I fully support a woman’s right to choose and think that abortions should be safe, legal, and accessible.