I spent the past three years working to make sure every Pennsylvanian has access to affordable health care. That’s why I expanded Medicaid, giving an additional 720,000 Pennsylvanians the health care they need. I also reduced Pennsylvania’s uninsured rate to its lowest point in history, increased enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program by 20 percent, and legalized medical marijuana.
But Scott Wagner wants to roll back Medicaid expansion, and refused to stand up to Republicans’ attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, putting those with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing protection.
While I fought back to restore Harrisburg Republicans’ $1 billion cuts to education, Scott Wagner supported those cuts — he has even said he will not devote any more money to public education and he called for laying off 10% of teachers in Pennsylvania.
Scott Wagner proposed hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts that would impact seniors in nursing homes. He wants to tax seniors’ retirement accounts and supports Donald Trump’s age tax on seniors. On the other hand, I took action to help tens of thousands of seniors age in their homes and communities, and I took action to save 180,000 seniors from losing their Medicare Advantage health plans.
I’m proud to stand with the women of Pennsylvania. I vetoed the most anti-choice bill in the country, increased access to birth control, required 3D mammograms be covered by health insurance, and launched “It’s On Us PA” to fight sexual assault on college campuses. But my opponent Scott Wagner supports overturning Roe v. Wade, a six-week abortion ban, and defunding Planned Parenthood.
There’s too much at stake in this election to stand on the sidelines. So I want to thank you for your continued support in this final stretch of the race. I’m relying on supporters like you to keep fighting. We can’t let up now.