Missouri ranks 42nd in healthcare services, 44th in maternal mortality, 13th in teen pregnancies, and 34th in healthcare access and affordability. Jenna believes in negotiating drug prices while incentivizing new and existing affordable drug costs. Our most underserved Missourians need to be able to have quality affordable healthcare and medication within reach.
Quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare is every Missourian’s right. But every year Missouri families must make increasingly difficult decisions for how they prioritize spending on prescription drugs and medical bills over the basic costs of living.
At the same time, the Republican-led House has left millions of federal dollars on the table meant for expanding healthcare access to Missourians. Their inaction means less healthy communities, higher premiums for those with coverage, and the loss of hospitals, especially in rural areas.
As your state representative, I’ll support common sense measures like expanding Medicaid, so no Missourian is forced to choose between a decent job and keeping their healthcare.