Fixing Our Healthcare System

No family should ever be one emergency room visit away from financial ruin. As a cancer survivor, Lisa deeply understands that no person should be denied health insurance for having a pre-existing health condition and she will fight to make sure that insurance companies cannot deny coverage or charge higher premiums to such individuals.

Lisa will fight to improve our healthcare system to help millions of New Jersey residents receive affordable quality healthcare.  This includes access to quality healthcare for women, children and people with varying levels of income, and stabilizing the markets so the Affordable Care Act has a chance to succeed.

Protecting and Improving Medicare For Our Loved Ones

Lisa will fight to protect Medicare for New Jersey’s seniors and is committed to maintaining the Medicaid expansion.  In New Jersey alone, more than half a million people gained coverage due to the Medicaid expansion.  If federal funding to expand Medicaid is eliminated, people who enrolled will have no coverage.  Children make up more than half of New Jersey’s participants in Medicaid.  Lisa is committed to fighting to protect the Medicaid expansion and to protecting New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens from the potential disasters associated with being uninsured.

Lisa is also committed to cracking down on fraud and abuse within the Medicare system, and allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. 

Women’s Health

Lisa unequivocally supports a woman’s right to determine when and if she will start a family and will oppose any efforts by Republicans in Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.  She also believes that women have the right to insurance coverage that includes essential health services such as contraception, pre and post natal care, and cancer screenings; she will fight to protect these essential health services and ensure that women cannot be charged more than men for the same coverage.

Funding for Medical Research

While Americans continue to benefit from new treatments for diseases and scientific breakthroughs, too often cost has been an obstacle for people receiving needed care.  Lisa is committed to investments in research and disease prevention and to reducing costs and improving access to such treatments for those who need it most.  In furthering these goals, it is imperative that research institutions such as the National Institute of Health, the Center for Disease Control, among many others, continue to receive the federal funding they need to pursue groundbreaking research into finding cures and treatments for diseases such as cancer, autism, Alzheimer's and other debilitating illnesses.