Expand Affordable and Accessible Healthcare
Healthcare is the most complex policy issue facing our country and state. Yet politicians in Congress and the Statehouse have used our healthcare as a pawn for their own political gain for far too long. Allison believes that all Ohioans deserve quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible.
Allison has spent her entire career advising senior government officials on healthcare finance and delivery reform policy. She will bring that expertise to the Statehouse to make healthcare affordable and accessible for all Ohioans. Allison will rely on evidence, not political ideology, when crafting public policy. In healthcare, this begins by addressing the social determinants of health, such as poverty and education; investing in population-based prevention and wellness programs; and tackling healthcare pricing and insurance costs.
Allison will work to invest in a healthy Ohio, which includes our state’s commitment to a strong Medicaid program. Medicaid helps individuals most in need of healthcare and allows many low-income Ohioans to become self-sufficient and stable. Ohio’s Medicaid expansion, which provides health insurance coverage to more than 700,000 individuals, grows the economy by creating new jobs in the healthcare workforce. Medicaid expansion also provides necessary revenue to keep rural hospitals open, ensuring the availability of essential services on the frontlines of Ohio’s most pressing health concerns. Allison will protect our most vulnerable citizens by fighting any attempts to undermine Ohio’s Medicaid benefit.
Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
Ohio’s opioid epidemic has devastated many communities and families, and Ohio’s overdose death rate has soared to second worst in the nation. While there are no easy answers or quick fixes to this crisis, Allison believes that we must fight the opioid epidemic head-on by providing and expanding effective treatment to those who struggle with addiction, as well as by developing long-term solutions to provide care and resources to children and families impacted by addiction. Allison also supports addiction prevention efforts that are focused on early education, expanded mental health treatment resources, and targeted economic opportunity in our hardest-hit communities.
Women’s Reproductive Health
Access to quality healthcare and family-planning services is critical to improving the health and well-being of women and their babies and is an essential part of a woman’s economic security. Allison will always work to ensure that all women have the resources, rights, and respect to make reproductive health decisions that are best for themselves, their family, and their future.