Everyone, no matter their age, sex, or income level, deserves access to affordable health care, which is threatened by the Trump administration’s attempts to dismantle both the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. To ensure the best health outcomes for our children, adequate funding for prenatal care and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) should be universally provided as well.
Women, and especially older women, are particularly hard-hit when access to health care is threatened because 60% of Pennsylvania residents over 70 are female. Younger women are unfairly targeted when state legislators vote to undermine a woman’s right to choose. Helen strongly supports the work of Planned Parenthood and will work hard to ensure that every woman retains the right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health, in consultation with her physician.