All Missourians deserve quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible. If elected, I will work to ensure that the state fully funds Medicaid expansion, as directed by the voters. Missourians shouldn't be at risk of going bankrupt if faced with an illness or injury.
I will fight to reinstate Missourians' freedom to make reproductive healthcare decisions in consultation with their doctors without government interference. Legislators are not qualified to make medical decisions. Those decisions should be left to professionals and those who are impacted.
The state legislature needs to address the fact that in more than 34 out of every 100,000 pregnancies in Missouri ends in death of the pregnant person due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. This puts us at 7th highest in the country for deaths due to pregnancy - twice the national average. This is unacceptable. We can avoid these senseless deaths by making quality prenatal care accessible for all pregnancies.
I will also fight to overturn the law passed this year by the Republican supermajority that restricts the power of local officials to issue emergency health orders. This legislation could hamstring local governments and put lives at risk.