Healthcare is a human right. Marilyn understands the value of accessible, affordable, reliable healthcare. Thanks to her father’s military service and veteran status, her family always had access to the medical care they needed. When elected to Congress, she will fight for a healthcare system in which everyone, regardless of income, employment or citizenship status, has affordable, equitable, high-quality healthcare.
Marilyn will support adding a public health care option, which will increase coverage, lower prices, and lead to better plans from private insurers. She supports lowering the eligibility age for Medicare and increasing the age for children to stay on their parents’ insurance. Marilyn will fight to strengthen protections for people with preexisting conditions and end surprise billings. She will take on the pharmaceutical industry and advocate for patent reform so generic drugs can come to market more quickly, which will lower the cost of prescriptions, and will fight for universal free access to birth control and a woman’s right to choose.