I believe we must pass medical malpractice reform because lawsuit abuse and skyrocketing jury awards are driving up the cost of health insurance for working families. We must continue to fight to reign in these lawsuits and get our insurance costs under control.
Additionally, as a small business owner, I strongly support Association Health Plans, which would allow small businesses to pool their buying power to qualify for the same low insurance rates that large corporations enjoy. This collective buying power will mean lower insurance premiums and better health plans for our workers.
Finally, I believe the state must fully fund county Medicaid services in order to sustain the program. Many citizens in Duplin, Lenoir, and Sampson Counties rely on Medicaid for needed healthcare services. As your Senator, I will make certain that funds intended for Medicaid are used for Medicaid.
It is vital that we work hard in order to stop the cost of healthcare from continuing to spiral out of control. I hope that my commitment to market based health care for all North Carolinians will help earn your vote for me in May so that I can to fight for you and the betterment of our healthcare system.