Jim knows the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, but he believes it was a good step toward providing all of our citizens the freedom to get sick without the threat of bankruptcy.

While the Washington crowd has focused on repealing health care – returning us back to the days where insurance companies could terminate your coverage if it got too expensive, a pre-existing condition meant being forced to stay at a job just to maintain some health coverage, and women had to pay much more for their insurance – Jim would focus on making the Affordable Care Act work better.

Jim believes it’s outrageous that people in other countries can buy the same prescription drugs for less than we can in the United States, and wants to see Medicare be able to negotiate lower prescription drug prices in order to cut costs without reducing quality for our seniors.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office estimates that ten percent of Medicare coverage spending goes towards “improper payments,” or charges that have no purpose.1

Reducing costs without sacrificing quality will help us move towards a nation where everyone has access to health care and the guarantee that getting sick does not mean losing everything.

1. http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668828.pdf

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