HEALTHCARE ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY
• Access to quality care in all communities
• Eliminate care disparities
• Ensure women’s right to manage their own healthcare
• Expand coverage and lower costs
We have wonderful hospitals here. We are a hub for medical education and research, and healthcare is among our largest employment sectors. And yet there are healthcare disparities even here—in rural communities, in minority communities—that shorten life expectancies and raise costs. We must increase access and make healthcare affordable for all. And I’ll be working doubly hard to ensure that women retain the right to make decisions on their own healthcare. We need to get a grip on healthcare costs. Changes to insurance and policy at the national level have implications for all Western New Yorkers, and we pay extraordinary rates. I’ll be working hard to expand coverage and lower costs.