Health care reform is an important goal for our country, and I have always supported reform that will bring down the cost of health care without increasing our country's growing debt. Now that President Obama has signed the landmark health care reform bill, I will work hard to make sure that the bill is implemented fairly.
I'm proud of the work I've done to enact legislation establishing Critical Access Hospital Medicare Funding at the rate of 101 percent reimbursement which has helped to keep our rural hospitals open. I'm also proud to have worked with the late Senator Paul Wellstone to deliver increased funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and promoting Patient Protection legislation. Finally, I worked hard to expand health care coverage for military veterans, expanded prescription drug benefits for Medicare recipients and expanded mental health coverage.