Health is indispensable for a vibrant society – a fact that no one can disagree with. If we do not invest in this sector, we’d likely be left behind in every step of our lives whether as a state or as an individual. Although there have been multiple efforts in making Minnesota a healthier place, I believe that we still have to go a long way. This is the particular reason that I have stood up to advocate for the health rights of each and every Minnesotan.
In this endeavor, my focus is majorly on the principal problems that we’re facing.
- Ensuring health and safety of all Minnesotans: I will remain steadfast in my fight against sky-high premiums, out-of-pocket expenses, prescription drug prices and the fact that we don’t invest a lot in addressing mental health issues. Also, I will take stand for the Planned Parenthood and work to greater extents for women health. My efforts would also encompass the epidemics of substance abuse and violence in any form.
- High costs of health care system: Even with an insurance, the health costs are too high for an average family and there have been reports of some working families not being able to pay the medical bills or surprise bills in the last few years. For this reason, I will make the premiums more affordable, and reduce costs on prescriptions drugs. I believe in Universal health for all and this is why I’ll make sure everyone has access to quality health care.
- Fighting drug and alcohol addiction: Addiction to drugs and alcohol is crippling this society at its core. I believe that solid measures should be taken to help it get rid of the opioid crisis and other drugs plaguing our communities, by vastly expanding access to prevention and treatment, supporting recovery, helping community organizations, and promoting better practices by prescribers.
- Treating mental health: I will take actions in integrating mental and general health care systems. It is critical to all people, including young people’s health and development, I will work with health professionals to ensure that all children have access to mental health care.