I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. It is vital to the core tenants of American life of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, despite the necessity of quality healthcare for a happy and productive life, many Oklahomans are one serious illness from financial ruin. Some go without care at all because they don’t have insurance or can’t afford their copays. Some are forced to choose between paying the mortgage or paying for their medication.
This is simply unacceptable to me. Our country and our state can and should do better. I will work hard to expand coverage, lower costs, and simplify the system with the goal of having every Oklahoman covered by insurance. Healthcare should not be a privilege for the wealthy, it should be a right for all. I will strive to make this our reality.