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. During this second term, I have fought to ensure that we pass bills like the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3) so that Medicare can negotiate directly with drug companies and all patients can access lower prescription costs. 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.