Making Health Care More Affordable

Congress needs to focus on improving our health care system and ensuring that everyone can afford lifesaving care and medicine—not on rolling back protections for millions of Americans.  

During my first term in Congress, I voted against the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and fought for legislation to improve and expand our health care system.

I've fought for bills like the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), the Build Back Better Act, and the Affordable Insulin Now Act so that out of pocket costs are capped, Medicare can negotiate directly with drug companies, and all patients can access lower prescription costs.

And through measures like the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan, I successfully got ACA tax cuts expanded for millions of families to get lower premiums, free COVID-19 vaccines, testing and treatment, and additional support for the community health clinics and centers that are the cornerstone of the Central Coast’s public health.

I've heard countless stories from Central Coast residents who are relying on Congress to protect their care and stand up for their interests, and I promise I will always fight for you.

On the House Armed Services Committee, I have introduced legislation to expand TRICARE services for our military members to provide free contraceptive services, allow gestational diabetes screening without copayment and waive statutorily imposed pharmacy costs for preventive services.

I'm also fighting to strengthen our Medicare and Medicaid programs that ensure millions of older Americans and low-income families are not forced to choose between paying their mortgage or paying for lifesaving care.