The truth is that any of us could have a medical crisis. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but we all know the possibility is there. Whether it’s cancer, a car accident, anxiety or drug addiction, no one is immune from health challenges.
That’s why I believe good medical care is a right. Not a privilege for the lucky ones who land the right job at the right company. No one should ever have to consider bankruptcy, or lose their job, because they got sick, or were in an accident. Likewise, no one should be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
Also, long-term care for older adults is reaching a crisis point. Full-time nursing care for a loved one with dementia or another serious health issue is simply unaffordable for the majority of families. We must find solutions.
Through collaboration and cooperation, we can make health care affordable and accessible for small businesses and individuals. I am committed to achieving that.
Mental health issues and drug addiction are continuing challenges to Ohio residents. Neither opioids nor depression and anxiety care where you live or how much money is in your bank account. Neither should the necessary treatment. With common sense and compassion we can make huge progress on this.