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Royce West on Health Care

 

 


Fought to expand Medicaid

We must stand together, as a nation, and say that healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege reserved for only those who can afford it. That's why, for decades, in the Texas Senate, I have fought to expand Medicaid to our most vulnerable neighbors. No matter your circumstance, our nation benefits from healthy and productive people. I sponsored a bill in 2018 to expand Medicaid eligibility to our military heroes. Texas left millions without coverage by refusing Medicaid expansion.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website RoyceWest.com , Dec 19, 2019

Imperative that mental health services be included

It is imperative that mental health services don't fall through the cracks. We must continue educating people on the importance of mental health and include those services with basic healthcare packages. Introducing the importance of mental health to our children is a clear step we must take as a country. I authored multiple bills in the Texas Senate to not only include mental health services in our schools, but to also add mental health care as part of our curriculum.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website RoyceWest.com , Dec 19, 2019

Expand Medicaid in Texas to cover all uninsured

West said his experience makes him the best choice. "I've worked to expand Medicaid in the state of Texas," he said. "We lead the country in the number of citizens that are uninsured. It needs to be a fundamental right, but understand this, you can't change this ship in one day."
Source: Dallas Morning News on 2020 Texas Senate debate , Sep 5, 2019

Not Medicare-for-All, but health care for all

I won't say Medicare for all, but I will say health care for all. Whoever becomes president is going to have a bill and I want to see the following principles: Health care becomes a basic human right. Preexisting conditions are covered. I want us to look at the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, and figure out where we went wrong as opposed to starting over.
Source: The Dallas Morning News on 2020 Texas Senate race , Jul 28, 2019

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