Ryan knows we all have concerns over the rising costs of healthcare - but that a big, bureaucratic, government-run system isn't the answer. Instead, it's fixing the things that need fixing and letting competition and the marketplace provide consumers the rest of what they desire.
As a State Representative, Ryan fought to make prescription drugs more affordable, continue coverage for pre-existing conditions, and to increase access to both general and mental health care. At the same time, he supported efforts to allow insurance companies to sell more customized policies across state lines to decrease costs and increase competition.
In addition, he is focused on addressing the state's opioid epidemic and successfully worked to pass a comprehensive approach that provides increased treatment for those trapped in addiction - an approach that works with the medical community to prevent over-prescribing of opioids and gets tough on those pushing these drugs illegally. Because when we stop drug addiction, we can help people and also reduce strains on the healthcare system.
Ryan successfully wrote and passed a law that is helping to save the lives of women and their babies through better identification of the causes of pregnancy-related deaths and actions to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.
He also authored a law requiring emergency responders to take stroke victims to the nearest stroke center qualified to treat the severity and type of stroke occurring. Dr. Darryn Sha, Chief of Nuerointerventional Radiology at Lehigh Valley Health Network, said of the law that it is the "first step to getting the right patient, to the right care" and that it "drastically improves outcomes" for patients.
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