Houstonians know a thing or two about healthcare. Houston is home to the world’s largest medical complex and some of the world’s foremost medical experts. We see day in and day out the challenges of providing quality healthcare at a price that all Americans can afford.
The care provided at the Texas Medical Center, as well as the other institutions in the Houston area, is among the best in the world. Each year, Houston doctors see patients from around the world who choose to travel to Houston because they know they will receive brilliant care.
The issue we face today, with a reeling economy and an unprecedented pandemic, is the challenge of expanding that excellent quality of care at a price that all Americans can afford. Too many 7th District residents I speak with are concerned with skyrocketing premiums and dwindling access to care.
Yet, rather than recognize these issues, our politicians in Washington, like Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, are preoccupied with rhetoric and political calculus. They seem more interested in either dramatically expanding our government’s involvement in healthcare and undermining the positive aspects of a free market, or ignoring the plight of those left behind by the market.
We can provide excellent quality healthcare, protect those with pre-existing conditions and lower the extreme cost of healthcare at the same time.
But our leaders have chosen to play political games rather than truly pursue solutions for middle-class Americans. It’s time for new leaders in Washington who will actually work to solve our problems.
That’s why today I am proud to announce my policy platform on healthcare to lower the cost of care without neglecting those who need it the most.
I am confident that with the right leadership in Washington, we can ensure the existence of quality, affordable care for every American. Together, we can empower and strengthen our healthcare system.