As your State Representative, I will work to ensure that all Arkansans have access to quality affordable healthcare.
UAMS - the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - needs more state funding. It has dropped from $124 Million to $107 Million, which is significantly less than most state colleges. We must work to protect the quality public healthcare that UAMS provides and the important medical research it conducts.
I'm a former member of the local Planned Parenthood advisory board. I helped them expand Bilingual family healthcare to Northwest Arkansas and start offering anonymous HIV testing. My experience on the Board allowed me to see how just how many women and families rely on the organization for affordable but critical health care services like cancer screenings.
As a former biotech and pharmaceutical executive, I understand that expanding funding for medical science and research would create job opportunities and help to guarantee the future of Arkansas's progress in the healthcare industry.