Kathleen Williams is the only candidate for Congress with a detailed, achievable plan to immediately reduce costs for Montanans and improve coverage in the individual market, while laying the groundwork for a national dialogue on America's healthcare system.
Her new policy whitepaper, "Practical Steps to Quality, Affordable Healthcare for all Montanans," outlines the specific steps she will take in Congress to move America towards truly universal coverage.
Greg Gianforte supported legislations that would have kicked nearly 80,000 Montanans off their health insurance and allowed insurance companies to discriminate against Americans with pre-existing conditions. Kathleen's record could not be more different. In the Montana Legislature, she passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover routine care for cancer patients participating in life-saving clinical trials. She voted to expand Medicaid to over 91,000 Montanans.
In Congress, she will work to stabilize the individual market, reduce prescription drug prices, and create a robust public option through allowing people 55 and older to buy in to Medicare. She will protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, no matter what.
Kathleen will always be a champion for healthcare because healthcare is personal for her. When Kathleen was eleven years old, her mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Kathleen and her father were her primary caregivers for eight years, until she passed away. Kathleen understands what a medical crisis can do to a family, and she has made fixing America’s broken healthcare system the top priority for her Congressional campaign.
“Kathleen is a champion for healthcare. In Helena, she worked year after year on policies to expand access to affordable care for Montana’s families. Her ability to pass tough legislation in a partisan environment made her an incredibly effective legislator. I’m confident Kathleen will work tirelessly to achieve the same results in Congress.”
Monica Lindeen, former Montana Commissioner of Securities & Insurance.