Standing up for Healthcare


With prescription costs rising and barriers to quality healthcare holding fast in America's largest cities and smallest towns, it's more important than ever for our leaders to find solutions that work for everyone from newborns to grandparents, from college students to armed forces veterans.

That's why, in the U.S. Senate, Foster will fight for:

IMPROVING QUALITY AND ACCESS

  • Paid family and medical leave to keep our kids and our parents healthy
  • Reducing the cost of prescription drugs for our struggling seniors and all our families
  • Expanding access to high quality primary and specialty healthcare for rural and urban Louisianans by supporting the mission of Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinics and rural health clinics

FIXING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

  • Ensuring that people who purchase high quality plans aren't penalized
  • Incentivizing younger, healthier people to sign up in order to improve overall costs
  • Making it easier for small businesses to provide health insurance to their employees
  • Addressing the rising price of prescription drugs by collaborating with all stakeholders
 

EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE AND ACCESS

  • Eradicating the stigma of mental healthcare through better communication and integration into primary care settings
  • Improving Louisiana's mental healthcare worker-to-citizen ratio, currently among the worst in the nation
  • Increasing both inpatient and outpatient options for optimal access to mental health services

OVERCOMING DRUG ABUSE

  • Bringing healthcare and public safety officials together to crack down on illegal prescriptions
  • Promoting enforcement, treatment and education to attack the drug abuse epidemic from all sides
 

REMOVING BARRIERS TO VETERANS' HEALTHCARE

  • Blocking efforts to privatize the VA, which fail to incentivize timely, high-quality care for our veterans
  • Making comprehensive changes to VA governance that promote veteran-led, accountable healthcare services from the top down