We have by far the most expensive health system in the world. We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food.
The essence of good government is trust.
From 1965 to 1967 my dad Jack Gilligan served in Congress and helped pass landmark laws like the Voting Rights Act.
But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care.
General Motors spends more on health care than steel.
I believe we all agree that for the health of Kansas nothing is more important than education.
If you’re self-employed between jobs or can’t get insurance through work you’ll have access to affordable health insurance as good as Congressman Paul Ryan’s.
If you’re under 26 you can stay on your parents’ plan. You can go back to school or get extra training without fear of a health catastrophe bankrupting your family. Over three million previously uninsured young adults are now on their parents’ plans.
More than five million seniors have already saved money on their prescription drugs and almost 33 million have benefited from free preventive services. The president cracked down hard on Medicare and health care fraud recovering a record-breaking $10.7 billion over the last three years protecting our seniors. That’s what change looks like.