Health care Americans can afford
Mary Jo Kilroy, a first-term Congresswoman from Ohio, is among the women EMILY’s List has helped elect to the U.S. House of Representatives. Kilroy is a leading health care advocate in Congress, and we are proud of the work she is doing to ensure that all Americans have access to high quality, affordable care.
A son whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer told me she couldn't receive the treatment she needs to survive because her insurance company deemed it "experimental." A cardiologist tells me about a patient he lost because the patient couldn't afford the medications to stay healthy after surgery. A dad and small business owner shows me the bills and knows bankruptcy is around the corner for his family because out-of-pocket costs for medical care are well over $20,000 per year even with health insurance.
These are just some of the stories that I have received through my website and during my listening tour on health care. On the campaign trail, I spoke about the change this country needed. Now that I am in Congress, I believe strongly I was sent here to bring about that change. These men and woman, seniors and students, small business owners and farmers have only bolstered my belief: We need quality health care that all Americans can afford.
Health care that doesn't discriminate based on a "pre-existing condition"; health care that is accessible whether you have a job or not and provides you with a choice; and health care that prevents us from getting sick, saving us thousands of dollars.
I hope you have a chance to review my health care website and take action. Write your member of Congress. Tell your story. Help us (especially the women in Congress) make the change we were sent here to bring.