When people are healthier, healthcare cost go down. Lowering healthcare costs will strengthen the economy by giving companies faced with rapidly growing healthcare cost the incentive to invest more into the US economy, thus creating more jobs that would help lift people out of poverty. Saving millions of dollars creates more wealth (capital) for communities, giving it more power and the capability to achieve healthier, sustainable living.
I will focus all of my energy on creating legislation that will help make our people and communities healthier. To improve the health of communities requires building effective partnerships between individuals and organizations, both inside, and outside the community. Creating these partnerships requires the kind of leadership I posses. My job as your U.S. Congressman for District 5 will be to bring people together to address local health improvement practices. I’ll do this by creating a clear vision, goals and the action steps necessary to bring about actual healthcare change. To be effective as your U.S. Congressman for District 5, I will always, always, promote civic engagement among all of the members of our community.