Ensure Affordable, Quality Health Care
Americans need a health care system that actually works for them. Unfortunately, affordability and accessibility remain serious challenges. Like so many, Steve and I have seen our premiums skyrocket — from $350 a month to $1,200 a month. And those with pre-existing conditions, like my sister, continue to worry if they will have coverage. In Congress, I co-sponsored H.R. 1221: Pre-existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017, and I will continue to lead the fight for affordable access to quality health care. My plan will: allow for more private insurance options; decouple insurance from the employer so that individuals can take their insurance with them; expand HSAs and HRAs to allow these pre-tax dollars to be used for premium costs; increase transparency and eliminate surprise billing; modernize the reimbursement system to include concierge medicine, telemedicine and home healthcare. I understand that the national network of Community Health Centers is a critical access point for healthcare for our vulnerable population, and I will continue to fight for consistent funding of these centers and support Medicaid block grants that will give the state of Georgia flexibility to meet our specific needs.