Health Care

Jeff believes access to quality, affordable health care is not a privilege, but a human right.  Jeff’s perspective on health care has been influenced by his wife, Mary, a registered nurse, who sees the world through the eyes of her patients: the people who should be at the heart of our health care system.  

Throughout his career, Jeff has fought to expand access to quality, affordable health care coverage.  As Speaker of the Oregon House, Jeff lowered prescription drug prices by expanding the state’s bulk purchasing program and fought to expand and improve children’s health care coverage.  Jeff continues working to improve health care quality and coverage for all Oregonians in the U.S. Senate.