As a legislator, my primary focus will be to help to develop true affordable healthcare financing alternatives for Oregonians apart from the current top-down, one-size-fits-all government approach of the fraud-filled CoverOregon monstrosity. I will also work to assure that those who are responsible for the CoverOregon disaster will be held accountable.
As a person with a serious disability who had to devise my own health insurance portfolio in order to achieve self-support in the era before the Americans with Disabilities Act, I am well aware of the high cost of care as well as the problem of pre-existing conditions. However, I am also aware of good market-based health insurance solutions that have simply become unavailable in Oregon due to short-sighted regulatory rules. I will work to bring these products to the Oregon marketplace while ensuring that affordable and comprehensive healthcare financing remains available for all Oregonians who wish it.