Americans need a health system that actually works for them. Unfortunately, affordable and accessible remain a serious challenge. Like so many, Steve and I were forced onto the ACA exchange, and our premiums skyrocketed — from $350 a month to $1200 a month. In Congress, I will again take the lead to ensure that those with pre-existing conditions cannot be left out or priced out. I will also work to: expand private insurance options; decouple insurance from the employer so that individuals can take their plans with them; allow HSAs and HRAs to cover premiums; increase transparency modernize the reimbursement system to include concierge and telemedicine. I understand that the network of Community Health Centers a critical to providing quality care and affordability to our vulnerable population, and I will fight for adequate funding of these centers and support Medicaid block grants for states.