As the husband of a cancer survivor and the father of three children, I understand how important it is for all families and individuals to have access to good, affordable healthcare. Ensuring families and individuals throughout the 13th District have access to affordable healthcare is a top priority of mine. I believe our nation has one of the leading systems of healthcare in the world with many of the best doctors, hospitals, technology and research institutions right here in Illinois. However, the cost of this care continues to rise putting more stress on Americans' budgets and further limiting access. Unfortunately, the President's healthcare law fails to address this problem and is predicted to increase costs for many.
We need healthcare solutions that address the issue of affordability without limiting choices for families and individuals. I support solutions like implementing meaningful medical malpractice and increasing competition by allowing folks to purchase insurance across state lines. I have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act because I believe this 2,700-page law raises more questions and problems than providing answers. By repealing this law, we can begin to build on some of the good provisions in the law like covering preexisting conditions and allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until the age of 26.
I will continue to fight for full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and support solutions that reduce cost and increase access without sacrificing our innovative and world-class healthcare system. However, as the Administration moves forward with implementation of the healthcare law, my office is happy to help answer any questions regarding changes in the law and help constituents navigate the system. If you have questions or concerns, please give any of my district offices a call.