I have spent my career working to ensure that our healthcare system works for all Americans, regardless of age, income, or immigration status. As the longest-serving Secretary of Health and Human Services in United States history, I worked to support HIV/AIDS research, doubled funding for the National Institutes of Health, achieved record levels of childhood vaccinations, and created the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As President of the University of Miami, I sought to make Florida a leader in cancer research through innovations at the University’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is now designated as a National Cancer Institute cancer center. Now, as a Member of Congress serving on the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, I am using my experience to extend access to high-quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans.
Florida’s 27th Congressional District is home to the country’s highest population of individuals who are enrolled in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With nearly 100,000 people receiving healthcare through the ACA and many others benefiting from its increased protections, especially those who have preexisting conditions, our local community depends on our work to defend and expand the protections established by the law many call “Obamacare.” During my first term in Congress, I’ve championed numerous bills to build on the ACA and improve our healthcare system:
Every American depends on our healthcare system for both routine check-ups and life-saving treatments. It is time we address the gaps in our current system and establish a healthcare program that truly works for all.