Montana Congressional Candidate Runs on Rural Healthcare Platform
As a Montana state lawmaker I have seen firsthand how important healthcare facilities are for the economies of our rural communities. Part of the reason I decided to run for office at 32 years old was the necessity of continuing Montana’s Medicaid expansion program. We were able to continue healthcare coverage for nearly 100,000 Montanans and pump over $500 million into our state economy each year. But, what equally earned my vote was the necessity of keeping our critical access rural hospitals open.
About 65% of Montanans are located in rural areas. Our state also has the second largest Congressional seat in the country. Yet, we continue to elect congressmen that put partisan politics before their constituents. When they undermine our health insurance market, when they side with Big Pharma, they contribute to our rural health crisis. As a former EMT, healthcare small business owner, and state lawmaker I have spent my adult life fighting for Montanans’ access to quality healthcare. But, there is more work to do in D.C.