Explain the role you believe the federal government should play in addressing the cost of and access to healthcare.

Bill Flores

17th District


Create true, free-markets for healthcare and health insurance products. Require healthcare pricing transparency by providers. Enable expanded access to more generic prescriptions. Facilitate development of an interstate health insurance market. Allow consumer health insurance associations for greater buying power. Allow state-based high-risk pools to provide coverage for pre-existing conditions and high-utilization patients, e.g. Maine. Increase federal research investments to find prevention & cure treatments for the biggest drivers of healthcare costs -Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, etc.