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Michael Franken on Health Care

 

 


Seeks to pick up the banner of disability advocate

As the father of a child with disabilities, he has seen how inconsistent care can be in years where he was transferred 17 different times. She would have great support in one community and the next there would be no support. For his daughter and for veterans who were injured, he seeks to pick up the banner of former Senator Tom Harkin as a disability advocate.
Source: 2022 IA Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.com , Jun 9, 2022

Add essential vision, hearing, dental services to Medicare

Iowans deserve a health care system like the one I had in the military; one that provides high quality and affordable health care. A big first step is to make Medicare available starting at age 50. It can be improved by adding coverage for basic, essential vision, hearing, and dental services. Adding this vital coverage will greatly improve the health and quality of life for older Iowans.
Source: 2022 IA Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.com , Jun 9, 2022

Let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices

High drug prices are putting too many Iowans at risk. Many skip getting needed prescriptions filled, cut their pills in half, or take them less often than required. To drive down the cost, Medicare needs to do what the Veterans Administration does--use its national purchasing power to negotiate prices with drug companies. We have a system in place that works. Let's expand it to benefit everyone.
Source: 2022 IA Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.com , Jun 9, 2022

Improve ObamaCare; add Medicare public option

Every American should enjoy the kind of comprehensive healthcare that a service member enjoys in the U.S. military. Health care should include lifetime dental, mental, and preventative healthcare. Mike will move to fully implement and improve upon the Affordable Care Act and place a Medicare public option on the exchange. Banning private health insurance is not the direction needed to ensure every American has access to quality care. Moreover, Medicare should be available for all who want it.

Mike knows the challenge associated with mental illness. Expanded treatment opportunities are desperately needed. Access and inpatient options need to be expanded to treat the chronic shortage of opportunities for this vital aspect of healthcare. Similarly, Mike considers dental care indispensable to quality of life. Therefore, it should be part of an expanded Affordable Care Act and not a mere luxury for those with high-end insurance plans.

Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website FrankenForIowa.org , May 27, 2020

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