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We must protect the gains made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Access to health care is a basic right, but it is under attack by Donald Trump and Republicans like Lee Zeldin. Zeldin voted for a plan that would impose an effective age tax, unfairly discriminating against older Americans by charging them five times more than younger Americans. And the GOP repeal of the mandate endangers the successes achieved to date under the ACA.

Repealing the ACA won’t help Americans, it won’t save lives, and it won’t make healthcare any cheaper. The ACA is imperfect, but we need to build on its strengths and address its weaknesses – not strip health insurance from millions. The only way to fix our country’s health care problems is by working across the aisle.

Republicans in Washington keep trying to strip away coverage from millions of Americans and we need to stop them. We need to fight for affordable healthcare for all, regardless of pre-existing conditions, while lowering prescription drug prices.

In Congress, I will fight to stabilize insurance exchanges through bipartisan reforms so that we’re able to increase the number of people with health insurance and lower premiums for all Americans. I’ll prioritize maintaining subsidies to stabilize the system and keep healthy people enrolled. And a public option is the only real, long-term fix for the ACA to make sure that Americans have affordable, universal healthcare at the lowest possible total cost to the country.

Ultimately, Medicare for All is the best way to deliver healthcare in the US, and I would co-sponsor HR 676. Such a system will reduce the overall cost of healthcare delivery in America by getting Americans true universal coverage, without exceptions, and taking the burden of paying for healthcare off employers. This will be especially beneficial to small business owners who should not need the distraction of healthcare delivery from their operating concerns. But the immediate priority must be fixing what we have now and protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions from Lee Zeldin’s attack.

I'm a businessman, not a career politician, so I look at things differently.
Government cannot fix our problems, but I believe we can work together to provide opportunity and create an economy that works for all of us.

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