Congresswoman Stefanik is a tireless advocate for delivering high quality rural healthcare for North Country families and seniors by fighting to lower costs, improve quality, and strengthen accessibility. In order to tackle these challenges, Congresswoman Stefanik has supported bipartisan legislation to protect those with pre-existing conditions, allow families and businesses to shop for health insurance across state lines, reform torts, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and strengthen protections against fraud and abuse that cost the healthcare system billions each year. Most notably, Congresswoman Stefanik personally wrote the largest fix to Obamacare – the repeal of the auto-enrollment mandate – that was signed into law by President Obama.
Congresswoman Stefanik has been recognized for her exceptional work supporting hospitals and community health centers throughout the 21st Congressional District, particularly in securing funding throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She was awarded the Distinguished Community Health Center Champion Award for her national leadership fighting for long-term funding for community health centers, and was recently awarded the 2021 Lyme Champion Award for her work to increase federal funding for Lyme Disease research, diagnostics, and treatment.
Supporting North Country Rural Hospitals and Expanding Telehealth
Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs
Combating Opioid Abuse and Mental Health Issues
Fighting for Cures and Increasing Funding for NIH, NCI
Congresswoman Stefanik recognizes that every family she represents has unique healthcare needs, and she often communicates directly with constituents who are struggling with different health issues. Working with local advocacy groups, Congresswoman Stefanik has found innovative solutions to tackle these unique healthcare needs by advocating for more research and funding at the federal level. She helped passed the 21st Century Cures Act to accelerate the discovery, development, and treatments for diseases from Alzheimer’s to Lyme. Congresswoman Stefanik also co-led the Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Act to include services for younger individuals diagnosed with onset Alzheimer’s in the Older Americans Act.
Congresswoman Stefanik is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Community Health Center Caucus, a member of the Rural Health Care Coalition, and a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.