All Montanans should have access to affordable health care and prescription drugs. Rising health care costs are hurting Montanans with high premiums, increased out-of-pocket costs and higher taxes to cover insurance for state employees. Small businesses struggle to provide health insurance for their employees, and some Montanans even forego medical treatment to avoid unaffordable medical bills.
Due to inaction by the federal government to rein in expenses or implement needed change, these costs are projected to continue rising. On a State level, I support the following: stop price gouging of prescription drugs by big pharma, make drug and hospital prices more transparent, ensure continued access to medical care for rural communities, and maintain Medicaid expansion.