Affordable and Safe Healthcare
Health Care Should Be Affordable
Health Care in Wisconsin should be accessible, affordable, and high quality. I introduced and supported legislation to expand Medicaid, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and improve maternal and infant health outcomes.
Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs
No family should have to make the impossible choice between buying their life-saving medication or paying for groceries. I introduced legislation to make epinephrine, like EpiPens, more affordable and accessible, and supported legislation to improve transparency of prescription drug costs.
Supporting Maternal Health
I support legislation to improve maternal and infant health outcomes and reduce health outcome disparities for women and babies of color. I supported the Healthy Women, Healthy Babies initiatives in Governor Evers’ proposed budget last budget cycle, which included funding for doula training and Medicaid reimbursement for doula services, extending Medicaid coverage postpartum to one-year, and expanding the Well Women Program.
Keeping Premiums Down & Accepting Federal Health Care Dollars
The people of Wisconsin want Medicaid expansion because it is the moral and fiscally responsible decision. It is estimated that the cost of private premiums purchased on the marketplace will go down by 19% with Medicaid expansion. If we do not expand Medicaid, over the next two years Wisconsin will spend $2 billion on paying for Medicaid expansion in other states. It’s time to bring our federal tax dollars home to support the people of Wisconsin.
Mental Health Care
Mental health care is health care. Our communities need support in accessible mental health services, and that starts in schools. I support expanding mental health care services in school by bringing psychologists directly into schools to ensure students have the access to this critical care. I voted for legislation from the Assembly Task Force on Suicide Prevention that was passed into law to provide grants to high schools for peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs, such as Hope Squad.