Health Care

Health Insurance 

Obamacare is the largest social and spending legislation enacted in recent American history.  The health care law championed by President Obama and a Democratic super-majority in Congress provided health insurance to many people with complex health issues, but gave the bill to middle-class families with fewer and more expensive health insurance options.  While serving in the United States Senate, I have voted several times to repeal Obamacare.  I believe that this law is fundamentally flawed and has already caused many Americans to lose their preferred health insurance and doctors, have fewer health care choices, and hurt our nation's economy.  

Rather, I support initiatives to give middle-class families relief from skyrocketing health insurance plans that do not fit their family needs.  This includes making insurance more portable, expanding health savings, flexible spending, and health reimbursement accounts.  I also support the Trump Administration's efforts to offer association health plans, reducing frivolous lawsuits and emphasizing preventive care efforts.  Together, these initiatives can lower overall health care expenditures, improve access to care, and ultimately reduce the government's involvement in our nation's health care delivery system. 

Medical Research Funding

I have long believed that we must prioritize our nation's health needs by funding biomedical research and organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and others.  Investments in modern medicine are essential to spur innovation for the next generation of treatments, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to provide our researchers with the necessary support to develop cutting-edge discoveries and potential cures.