My mom worked as a nurse for decades and my wife is a doctor here in Raleigh. I understand the importance of having access to quality, affordable health care. No family should have to choose between paying their mortgage or getting medical care. Our health care premiums in North Carolina are among the highest in the country. In the State Senate, I will fight to reduce costs, protect coverage for pre-existing conditions, hold insurance companies accountable, lower the cost of prescription drugs and root out waste and fraud in our health care system.
We must do more to address mental health in North Carolina. Providing better health care access and treatment to those who suffer from mental illness is not only the right thing to do, but it will help reduce costs for our hospitals and health care system as a whole.