Quality healthcare is not only a right, but a moral obligation we have to each other, especially our most vulnerable. Every day Missourians make decisions between the prescriptions that they need to survive and the housing and food that they need to live. Many people are only a healthcare issue away from poverty.
Many politicians argue that market forces should control the healthcare marketplace. Market driven only works when there is an upper limit to what you are willing to pay. There is a limit to what you would pay for a new TV, but not your child's health? As a parent, I would give all I had and more if my child needed it. Everyday we ask people to make this kind of decision and it is not fair.
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.