Health care costs continue to spiral out of control. Residents in rural communities continue to face shortages in care and limited access to specialists and quality care. In the North Carolina House I have sought innovative solutions that control runaway costs, increase health care access, and provide relief from the burdens inflicted by the Affordable Care Act.
Health care should be patient-oriented and proactive. We need not only to try to address the barriers to quality health care, but in conjunction, the barriers to transportation, education, and even the motivation to be healthy.
Doctors and medical providers face barriers too: government regulation, costly malpractice insurance, liability and medicaid reimbursement limitations. As your Senator, I will work to tackle many of these obstacles that plague access to quality care in our district.