Health Care

The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage to thousands of Rhode Islanders, reduced costs, driven health care delivery system reform, and provided thousands of Rhode Islanders with the peace of mind that health insurance will be there for them when they get sick.

For so many Rhode Islanders, the Affordable Care Act has been a landmark achievement – designed to ensure every person, regardless of their gender, age or a pre-existing condition, would have access to affordable health care. That’s why David has fought against efforts led by President Trump and the Republican Congress to undermine the Affordable Care Act, which would drive up premiums and deny care to those with pre-existing conditions.

David believes we need to build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act and fix what doesn’t work. At the same time, he’s worked with colleagues to reign in the cost of prescription drugs, curb the opioid addiction and overdose crisis, keep healthcare affordable to seniors, and invest in vital research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, cancer, and other debilitating conditions.

David is fighting every day to ensure more Rhode Islanders have access to affordable health care; he has: 

  • Introduced legislation urging the President to faithfully carry out the Affordable Care Act.

  • Co-lead introduction of the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, to combat anticompetitive practices efforts to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs to the market.

  • Supported the Undo Sabotage and Expand Affordability of Health Insurance Act, a law that would expand subsidies to lower out-of-pocket costs, strengthen critical benefits, and improve outreach efforts to enroll more Americans.

  • Cosponsored Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, legislation that would provide Medicare coverage for all Americans.

  • Supported efforts to invest in innovative demonstration projects and worked to expand access to mental health care for children by supporting legislation to provide federal funding for school-based services.  David believes we must make mental health care and fully implementing mental health parity major priorities as we continue to expand health care to all Americans. 

 

 

 

 

 

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