One of the biggest issues facing America is our healthcare system, which accounts for nearly 20% of our GDP.  Healthcare’s size and complexities create major bureaucratic burdens for Americans simply seeking coverage and care, and I am working to expand affordable options for all Utahns. As I work with my colleagues in Washington, I am seeking solutions for how we can lower costs of care and prescription drugs, end surprise medical billing, and protect those with preexisting conditions and the elderly.

When it comes to prescription drugs, I am supportive of efforts like H.R. 19, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act, which was introduced by the leading Republican on the Energy & Commerce Committee, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Instead of promoting egregious government control of prescription drug pricing, like what is included in the Democrats’ partisan Inflation Reduction Act, the Lower Costs, More Cures Act seeks to address pricing issues while ensuring a healthy competitive marketplace for life-saving cures.

Additionally, in the interest of promoting care and ensuring healthcare is available in rural communities, I have been an advocate of telehealth. I supported the Telehealth Modernization Act and the Protecting Access to Post COVID-19 Telehealth Act, and I voted in favor of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, which passed the House.

Healthcare is one of the most important issues in our nation. It deserves Congress’s focused attention, and I am working hard to build policies that help Utahns get the best care possible.