Amy believes that healthcare is a human right. Ohio families deserve affordable access to high-quality healthcare. Amy believes healthcare should be accessible for all Ohioans, including the self-employed, farmers and small-business owners, and that we must protect the expansion of Medicaid that has given health insurance to over 700,000 Ohioans.
Amy will approve the use of some of the state’s emergency fund to fight the opioid and reoccurring meth epidemic in Ohio, as well as support legal action towards reckless pharmaceutical companies who pushed these highly addictive and extremely deadly substances. Amy believes that cleaning up the opioid epidemic is the financial responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry that gave it to us, NOT the taxpayers.
Amy will support funding for addiction resources as opposed to our current system of jailing our way out of a problem created by economic and medical situations.
Amy also feels we have a responsibility to work within communities to reduce the outrageously high rates of infant mortality in our state. Healthcare is a complex issue with serious implications for millions of Ohioans – Amy understands the importance of bipartisan solutions to provide better options for all Ohioans like getting rid of the Standard Care Agreement between CNPs and the doctors that often charge $1,000s per month. This outdated and discriminatory practice disproportionately affects rural and poor urban areas of Ohio.
In recent times we have witnessed an attack on women’s healthcare with laws that intend to dictate what healthcare a woman can legally receive. The unwelcome obsession with women’s healthcare is beyond obnoxious and the time has come to remind lawmakers of the deadly history women faced in the pre-Roe v. Wade era. Amy also is very aware that women in general are able to make their own decisions, do not like to be told what to do, will NOT be fenced in, and know how to take care of themselves and their families. The majority of women do not support or appreciate the recent attacks on women’s rights that have incredulously resurfaced 100 years after women received the right to vote.