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Health Care

Matt Cartwright believes that all Americans deserve high quality health care regardless of where they live, whether they live in downtown Scranton or rural Wayne County. As we have seen during the coronavirus pandemic, keeping Americans healthy is essential for the safety and economic success of our communities and our country.

To ensure the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania have access to care, Congressman Cartwright will continue to fight to expand health care coverage and support the Affordable Care Act and its provisions that protect our most vulnerable with pre-existing conditions.  Denying health care for pre-existing conditions or imposing caps on lifetime coverage is unacceptable and Congressman Cartwright will strongly oppose any legislative attempt to overturn these hard-won provisions.

Congressman Cartwright will fight to lower health care and prescription drug costs so that everyday Pennsylvanians can afford the medicine and care they need to live and thrive.  Prescription drug costs are substantially higher in the United States than in other comparable nations. To help alleviate this issue, Congressman Cartwright supports legislation to give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies, lowering the cost of prescription drugs for Pennsylvanians on Medicare and those with private insurance.

Congressman Cartwright is determined to protect the health care of all Americans whether you are on Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance.