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Health Care

  • Expanded access to quality and affordable healthcare coverage for millions of Californians
  • Ended harmful insurance company practices like denying coverage for pre-existing conditions and dropping you from coverage if you get sick
  • Strengthened Medicare by closing the “donut hole,” providing free preventive care for seniors, and extending the solvency of the Medicare Trust Fund
  • Fought against efforts to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher program
  • Working with Republicans and Democrats to ensure the new health care law works for every Valley resident
  • Fighting to establish a UC Merced Medical School
  • Brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to train medical professionals here in the Valley
  • Brought $167 million for rural healthcare clinics
  • Helped start the Regional Burn and Trauma Centers