Health Care

Everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health care

Senator Hickenlooper believes that health care is a right, not a privilege. We must work together to ensure that no matter where you live, who you are, or how much you earn, everyone has access to high-quality, affordable health care.

As Governor of Colorado, Senator Hickenlooper expanded health insurance to half a million Coloradans. He remains committed to protecting and strengthening the Affordable Care Act, including by creating a public option to lower costs.

The American Rescue Plan expanded access to health insurance by making marketplace coverage through the Affordable Care Act more affordable. But we must continue strengthening these programs and lowering costs for families — especially for prescription drugs.

Senator Hickenlooper supports lowering the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices, saving seniors money. He believes we need to make it easier to bring lower-cost generic medications and biosimilars to the market and increase transparency in drug pricing. He also supports an out-of-pocket cap for seniors with Medicare and capping the cost of insulin for patients.

Reproductive health care is essential care for millions of women nationwide. Senator Hickenlooper believes that women’s health care decisions should be between her and her doctor, not politicians. He co-sponsors the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would enshrine Roe v. Wade into law.

Senator Hickenlooper is a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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