Congressman John Faso has spent his time in Washington D.C. working to take health insurance away from millions of Americans for no reason other than to create a huge tax giveaway to the wealthiest one percent.
Faso supported every healthcare bill proposed by the Republicans in Congress in 2017, despite the fact they would hurt people with pre-existing conditions by making insurance unaffordable, strip Medicaid away from America’s most vulnerable families, send healthcare money from New York to other states, and leave tens of millions of Americans without health insurance. Furthermore, Faso supported slashing funding for women’s health organizations like Planned Parenthood, despite his promises that he would not do so.
I understand that access to healthcare means nothing if no one can actually afford to pay for it, and that our small businesses have struggled to meet the health insurance needs of their employees. I will fight for universal, affordable, and quality healthcare for everyone. While all paths to improving our health care system must be considered, I believe the most viable and prudent path forward is to provide universal coverage by giving all Americans the choice to buy into Medicare or Medicaid. This would allow individuals to retain their private coverage, while creating enough competition in the health insurance marketplaces to address rising premiums and deductibles, and provide real coverage to everyone. I will also work to eliminate laws and regulations that protect the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of the health of everyday Americans, and will work to give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices.