The topic of healthcare is a both a vital and passionate issue for both myself and the constituents of the 13th Congressional District. As we move into the implementation phase of the ACA health exchanges at the end of this year, it is important that we focus on making sure that constituents of the 13th District are informed about the new healthcare options and subsidies available. However, it is not enough to just have quality health insurance. We must do more to ensure that we have a robust healthcare system in this country that focuses on prevention and better health outcomes.
As a Member of Congress, I will continue to focus on payment reforms and pilot projects that look at how we can improve our healthcare system to meet 21st Century needs. That includes ensuring that we have a vast and diverse healthcare workforce so that doctors can focus on their specialty. I will also continue to work to protect our doctors from frivolous lawsuits and focus on real medical malpractice reform. I believe that we should continue to expand the use of electronic medical health records and the use of telemedicine in order to increase healthcare services to rural areas throughout the state. I will also continue to advocate for public and private partnerships that focus on improving patient quality and outcomes.