Quality, affordable health care is a critical priority for all Americans, just as cutting health care costs is essential for businesses, taxpayers, and our nation’s long-term fiscal health. Nita backed landmark reforms that ended insurance abuses and are helping tens of millions of people obtain health coverage. She wants to keep what’s right about health care reform and work across party lines to fix what’s wrong.
Ending Insurance Abuses: Nita backed reforms to end abuses in the insurance system, stop the denial of coverage for preexisting conditions, put the brakes on excessive premium increases, and put patients and doctors back in charge of their own care.
Expanding Access to Care: Nita successfully supported reforms that give young adults up to age 26 an opportunity to remain on their parents’ insurance and that provides direct assistance to individuals, families and business that couldn’t otherwise afford insurance.
Providing Quality Care for Veterans: Because Nita is committed to honoring America’s solemn obligation to our veterans, she has fought for steady increases in funding for veterans’ medical care and an end to the backlogs for VA medical service.
Improving Children’s Health & Preventative Care: Nita worked to add four million additional children to the health insurance rolls, ensuring that the next generation of Americans has a good start toward productive lives. And Nita worked to improve access to preventative care, which improves health and saves money.
Promoting Biomedical Research: Nita has been the chief advocate in Congress for federal investment in pioneering medical research, including treatments for cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Nita strongly opposes short-sighted Republican efforts to cut scientific and medical research, which is a major economic engine in New York.