#KS03 FACT CHECK: Sharice Davids Has Fought to Lower Health Care Costs and Protect Pre-existing Conditions
Too many Kansas families struggle with the cost of healthcare, and that’s why Representative Sharice Davids has fought to bring down the cost of healthcare, including prescription drugs and premiums, and to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Here are the facts on Rep. Davids’ health care record:
- Rep. Davids secured provisions in a recently passed health care package to help Kansas expand Medicaid, which would deliver affordable health care to an estimated 150,000 Kansans.
- She voted for multiple bills to protect pre-existing conditions and fight against this Administration’s attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
- Rep. Davids introduced legislation to combat surprise medical billing by requiring insurance companies to regularly update their directories, so people are aware of what their costs will be ahead of time.
- To address the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, Rep. Davids introduced legislation to increase transparency in drug pricing and voted to pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), which would drastically reduce costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices.
This stands in stark contrast to Amanda Adkins’ efforts to tear down the ACA, which would rip away health coverage from millions of Americans during a global pandemic, and her opposition to Medicaid expansion.