We have a healthcare system that isn’t working for us. Our insurance costs are too high and there are hundreds of thousands of at-risk Virginians who don’t have adequate coverage or any coverage at all.
As a dental student, I watched my father navigate a complicated Medicaid system riddled with bureaucracy just to get his parents the care they needed in their old age. As a healthcare professional, I often have to watch my patients make difficult decisions about paying their mortgage or addressing their immediate health concerns.
We need a healthcare professional at the table who knows how to hold health insurance companies accountable. As Delegate, I will fight to expand Virginia Department of Health programs, make Virginia’s health insurance market more stable and fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act, preserve the recently passed Medicaid expansion, lower prescription drug prices, and curb the growing opioid epidemic.