All Minnesotans deserve access to quality, affordable healthcare. Our current health care system is flooded with waste, inefficiency, and administrative expenses. Many patients in Minnesota struggle to afford medications and needed care.
- As a physician, I understand the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Healthcare decisions should be made by patients in discussion with their providers, not by government.
- I support working to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
- A MinnesotaCare buy-in program would make an affordable, high quality network of care accessible to all individuals, and help Minnesota address the rising costs of healthcare.
- Health care dollars should be spent on patient care, not on endless administration, or giveaways to insurance companies.
- I support pricing transparency and accountability.
- Here is an opinion article I wrote in the Shakopee Valley News published Saturday, Jan 25, 2020.
Minnesotans expect and deserve the best quality education. Our job growth and economic prosperity depend on investing in world class education for all Minnesota students. Shortages, cutbacks and funding gaps do not serve Minnesota students or society.
- I believe we need to prioritize educational funding of public schools so that all students have access to the best quality education.
- I support universal pre-K education so that all kids are off to a healthy start when they enter kindergarten.
- Our kids are our future. I believe in providing fair pay for the teachers who guide their development and learning.
- Higher education should not involve crushing debt, or a one-size fits all, four-year college approach. A skilled and diverse workforce requires us to provide a variety of affordable and accessible options.