Everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare, including preventative services, regardless of their economic background or medical history. While I was not in Congress when it became law, I support the goals of the Affordable Care Act and will work to strengthen and improve it. I also believe that robust funding of research programs at the National Institutes of Health and other agencies is key to improving outcomes for patients and reducing costs in our health care system.
What I am Doing for You
I sent a letter asking the Department of Health and Human Services for clarification on domestic violence screening as a preventative service.
I cosponsored H.R. 728, the Access to Birth Control (ABC) Act, which would prevent pharmacists from refusing to fill a prescription for birth control and require pharmacies to help a woman obtain medication by her preferred method if the requested product is not in stock.
Information updated: July 2013