Health care is a right, not a privilege, plain and simple. Over 500,000 Louisianans have access to affordable insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and an additional one milion Louisianans cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions.
Senator Cassidy led the charge in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip health care away from millions of Americans. As a medical doctor, he should have known better. Imagine if those Louisanians had lost their care because of Senator Cassidy’s bill, what would they have done during this pandemic?
A real leader works to protect our healthcare, not take it away. In the Senate, I will not only fight to protect the ACA, I will work to expand it.
We need to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by continuing to protect people with pre-existing conditions, lowering the cost of healthcare for those who pay too much, extending coverage to those who cannot afford it, and making sure Louisianans’ health care is high quality and covers the services they need.
One thing the Senate can do right now is pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would cap prescription drug costs for our seniors on Medicare.
We need to take on the pharmaceutical and insurance companies that dominate our healthcare system. Senator Cassidy has taken millions from private companies who are only looking out for themselves. I support legislation that will lower the cost of prescription drugs and allow for the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to bring down prices.