Eugene believes that access to good quality health care is a fundamental human right, and he will work to lower out-of-pocket costs, increase access to care, protect people with pre-existing conditions, and lower the cost of prescription drugs. That is why Eugene signed Health Justice for All’s pledge to reject campaign contributions from Big Pharma.
When Eugene’s youngest brother was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, health insurance companies declared it a pre-existing condition and denied coverage. Medical bills piled up and nearly bankrupted his family. In Congress, Eugene will reform our health care system to make quality, affordable health care a reality for everyone.
Specifically, Eugene supports a public option that builds on and expands the Affordable Care Act. It would allow those with private insurance to keep it, and provides the option to buy into Medicare at an affordable rate. Eugene also supports automatic enrollment into Medicaid for those who cannot afford insurance.
Eugene knows that too many families are not able to afford the prescription drugs that their families need. As Auditor General, Eugene has worked tirelessly to help lower the cost of prescription drugs and this would be one of his top priorities in Congress.
Specifically, Eugene supports the “Lower Drug Costs Now Act” which is commonsense, bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs for all families and seniors. The legislation gives Medicare the power to negotiate for lower drug prices on behalf of Medicare recipients and those on private insurance, saving families thousands of dollars per year.