“Repeal and replace Obamacare” is more than a slogan to me. I’ve seen families pay more for health insurance than they do on their mortgage. I’ve hugged parents who have lost their kids to prescription opioids. I’ve also listened to people with disabilities struggle just to find a doctor of their choice.
This isn’t right. You should be able to get the best cost on your dollar for the best care. You should be the one making your own health decisions.
Healthcare can be a complex and deeply personal issue, but one thing that’s undeniable is that Obamacare is collapsing from coast to coast while premiums and deductibles continue to skyrocket. The status quo is not an option, and it’s imperative that Obamacare is repealed and replaced with a law that truly works. That’s why I have supported the effort in Congress to force a vote on the complete repeal of Obamacare.
But I realize we must have an effective replacement–a market-based solution, which allows you to buy health insurance across state lines. We also need to drive down pharmaceutical costs so we aren’t paying more for medication than other countries.
Medicaid expansion is financially unsustainable and will force Ohio and other states to cut basic and vital state services simply to foot the bill for the program’s exploding costs. As your Senator, I will do everything I can to ensure we replace Obamacare with a patient-centric, market-based system driven by competition and defined by choice, affordability and access to quality care.