Expanding Access to Affordable Health Care

Gary knows that no one should have to make the impossible decision between paying their medical bills and putting food on the table. That’s why he was proud to vote for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has opposed attempts to repeal it to protect the 1.7 million Michiganders with pre-existing conditions who depend on the ACA for protections.

Though Gary is proud to support the ACA, he’s also working for common sense fixes to make it work better for Michigan. That’s why he supported repealing the Cadillac Tax on high-cost employer plans to ease the burden on small business owners. He’s also working to expand coverage for middle-class families with solutions like a Medicare public option. 

Gary knows that far too many seniors and others who rely on prescription medications are struggling to keep up with their skyrocketing costs. That’s why he helped lead and pass bills to get generic versions of insulin into the market more quickly, expand access to more affordable generic drugs and prevent big pharmaceutical companies from monopolizing the generic drug market. In addition, Gary helped introduce legislation that would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices to keep costs low and make sure more Michiganders can afford their life-saving medications.