Mike's Agenda

Protecting Health Care

Mike Levin believes that every American should have access to affordable, quality health care, and that nobody should have to choose to pay for rent or groceries instead of seeing a doctor or paying for a prescription.

Mike helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which allows Medicare to negotiate with drug companies and lower prescription drug prices by hundreds of billions of dollars. As a result of this landmark law, the price of insulin for those on Medicare will be capped at $35 a month, and seniors won’t pay any more than $2,000 per year for their prescription drugs.

Mike is a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which provides coverage to nearly 70,000 residents in our Congressional District, and protects over 300,000 with pre-existing conditions. Mike has introduced legislation, based on the feedback of his constituents, to further reduce costs related to the ACA.

Mike is committed to expanding access to affordable health care, which includes protecting and strengthening Medicare and the ACA, protecting those with pre-existing conditions, and lowering prescription drug costs. All options should be on the table — including addressing the Medicare eligibility age — to ensure individuals and families get the medical support they need.

Mike is a cosponsor of the Protecting Pre-existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act to improve health insurance access and affordability, and to undo the Trump Administration’s sabotage of the ACA. This includes strengthening tax credits for middle class families, requiring plans to cover all essential health benefits, ensuring broad coverage of prescription drugs, and funding outreach and education.

Mike believes that many ideas to improve the ACA must be explored, including the implementation of a “public option,” early buy-in to Medicare coverage within health insurance marketplaces, and the hiring of new full-time federal enrollment assisters to help Americans enroll.