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

Rick Kennedy

17th District


I support universal healthcare. I believe access to healthcare is a right. Additionally, there is an economic imperative. Healthier kids make better students. Healthier adults are more productive employees. We must provide access to healthcare for all while simultaneously driving down costs. A universal healthcare program will have the responsibility to negotiate prices and incentivize participants to take advantage of wellness and disease prevention activities. Like public/private education, universal healthcare will not eliminate private insurance for those who choose it.