All Americans should have access to affordable, quality health care, and one of Rep. Levin’s priorities is strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to expand access and lower costs.
While the Trump Administration has worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Rep. Levin has defended the landmark legislation and worked to strengthen the bill. He cosponsored the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, which would protect people living with pre-existing conditions, lower health care costs for patients, and reverse the Trump Administration’s harmful actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
He has also worked with his colleagues to address the soaring price of prescription drugs. He voted for the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would establish a prescription price negotiation program, protect Medicare from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket limit for Medicare part D enrollees. That bill passed the House and included Rep. Levin’s legislation to invest billions over the next ten years in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research, which was of particular importance to research institutions in the 49th District.
Rep. Levin is also a strong supporter of the constitutional rights of women to make their own reproductive health care decisions. He cosponsored the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act to ensure that all women, regardless of income, race or geography, have access to reproductive health care. He also cosponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act to prohibit laws that create unnecessary barriers to reproductive health services such as requiring doctors to conduct tests and procedures that are medically unnecessary, as well as the bipartisan Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act to improve the resources health providers need to deliver high-quality maternity care.
Rep. Levin also introduced a bipartisan resolution to establish October 1st as National Health Literacy Day. The resolution encourages individuals to assess their health knowledge and history, and urges the Secretary of Health and Human Services to adopt tools and incentives to improve health literacy.
Rep. Levin will continue to work with anyone who is focused on lowering costs, expanding access, and ensuring that everyone has protections for pre-existing conditions.
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