Our healthcare system has continuously been too focused on corporate profits instead of patient care and has lost the patient care and accessibility necessary to effectively deliver necessary care. This must change. It is time to bring the focus of healthcare back on the patient instead of the profits of the corporation.


There is no reason why, in the richest country in the world, anyone has to choose between going to the doctor and economic security. I strongly believe in creating a robust, single payer healthcare system. In the meantime, there are concrete steps we can take right now to help make healthcare more affordable and provide some immediate relief. Those steps include allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, putting a cap on insulin and other life saving drugs, ending surprise billing, and allowing anyone to buy into Medicare. 

 

As a State Representative, In an effort to provide quality healthcare to my constituents and move Michigan closer to providing everyone in our state access to quality healthcare I have introduced the following resolution and bills:

 

House Resolution 84: asks the United States Congress to add bottled water to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

 

Presently, access to safe and clean drinking water remains a concern for many communities across Michigan. Lead and other substances contaminate our drinking water and women, infants, and children are vulnerable to the negative impacts of contaminated water. Parents who have children with dairy allergies often need water to prepare their baby’s formula. Ensuring that families who depend on the WIC program have access to clean water is critical to equitable healthcare.

 

House Bill 4776: would give tax credits to small businesses for providing personal protection equipment to fight against COVID-19 and keep us all safe.

 

House resolution 46: recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month.