Ami has talked with veterans, seniors, and working families in our community and one of their biggest concerns is healthcare costs. She believes that ALL Minnesotans should have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare, and that we can work together to make this a reality.
This past session Ami helped preserve health care access for 1.2 million Minnesotans by securing permanent funding for the Health Care Access Fund. Ami also helped prevent efforts to eliminate dental and vision services for adults and protected 30,000 children from cuts that would make it more difficult for many Minnesota families to afford child care.
We can and should do more to increase prescription drug price transparency for consumers in Minnesota. Ami will support legislation similar to bills introduced in previous legislative sessions, including legislation that would establish a website to compare medication costs, require drug companies to file annual reports with MDH outlining the costs associated with creating high-cost prescription drugs, and permit pharmacists to tell patients if they are overpaying for their prescription medications.
This year also saw the passage of legislation to help address the opioid crisis which invests in prevention, treatment, and recovery by holding opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for their role in creating the crisis as well as helping communities deal with the financial costs of the opioid epidemic and support those who are struggling with addiction.