Healthcare

Gina supports reform of the ACA that ensures all Americans have health insurance, which may take the form of adding an affordable public option. She also thinks that Americans should still be able to obtain private insurance if they choose to do so.  However, to create more competition among companies, the state healthcare exchanges must allow out of state insurance companies to compete across state lines. Further, we must be serious about reducing the cost of prescription drugs. Regardless, Gina is adamant about making sure that all families have affordable health care access, preserving protections for pre-existing conditions, preserving the elimination of lifetime caps, protecting the ability of youth to remain on their parents’ health insurance, protecting essential benefits, and seeing that the states should take advantage of the current Medicare expansion programs.

"No hardworking American should go broke trying to keep their families healthy. In the summer of 2017, the entire nation spoke up to tell Washington twice that we wanted to keep the ACA -- not repeal it, but Washington turned a deaf ear, and then undermined the ACA in the Tax Reform Bill of 2017 which removed the individual mandate. Furthermore, this current Washington administration directed the Department of Justice not to defend the ACA any longer in court, hoping that the entire ACA will be held unconstitutional by the new majority Republican Supreme Court. Yet, the Republicans still do not have a healthcare plan of their own.”