I believe every Missourian has a right to quality healthcare that is both local and affordable.
As the parent of a medically fragile child, I know how difficult it can be for families to keep up with soaring healthcare costs. That's why I volunteered with the effort to expand Medicaid. Our Republican-led legislature rejected billions of federal dollars meant to provide healthcare for Missourians. Because of their actions, we all suffered from higher premiums and fewer options until Missourians voted to expand Medicaid in 2020 - a bold action that Republicans are trying to roll back, against voters wishes, right now.
Missourians are further suffering from critical shortages of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and personal care attendants. We have to create incentives for these essential workers and provide them with the support they need.
As your state representative, I will fight for quality healthcare for your family regardless of your income or zip code.