photo of representative at rally

Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make health care more affordable for North Carolinians. 

In my first term, I fought to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic piece of legislation that is lowering health care costs for hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians. From capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month for seniors and capping out-of-pocket spending on drugs for Medicare recipients at $2,000 per month to empowering Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, this law marks a monumental step forward in our work to ensure everyone can access the care they need.

As a state legislator for more than a decade, I worked with my colleagues to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. I’m grateful that North Carolina became the 40th state to finally vote to expand Medicaid in 2023. Expansion would not have been possible without billions of dollars in federal funding included in the American Rescue Plan that incentivized state leaders to act. I fought for this funding because I know that North Carolinians are tired of waiting for the health care they deserve.

This Congress, I’m working to bolster our healthcare workforce and expand mental healthcare access to all North Carolinians. In my first term, I was proud to secure $6 million in federal funding for WakeMed’s new Mental Health and Well-Being Hospital, but I know there is more we need to do to ensure our people can access life-saving mental health resources.

It’s imperative that we work together across party lines to bring down skyrocketing healthcare costs and ensure every American has access to the quality care they need.