Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Courtesy of U.S. Senate

Sen. Klobuchar is leading her campaign with a focus on truth and governing with integrity. Health care is a main focus of her campaign, as well as her participation in the 116th Congress:  she’s introduced 11 of the 30 health care bills in Senate this term. Klobuchar promotes a public option for health care, with expansion to Medicare and Medicaid, but she does not support Medicare for All.

Out of $17,389,552 that Klobuchar has raised so far in the 2020 elections:

  • $400,776 has been linked to the Health sector
  • $135,556 has been linked to health professionals
  • $114,998 has been linked to hospitals/nursing homes
  • Medtronic Inc is one of her biggest contributors, donating $37,674
[Source: OpenSecrets]

 

Her Record

Sen. Klobuchar has fought for better and more affordable health care in the Senate. Following her own personal experience with the birth of her daughter, Klobuchar became the leading advocate behind a law guaranteeing 48-hour hospital stays for new moms and their babies. 

Klobuchar, along with a bipartisan group of three other senators, introduced and passed the landmark federal blueprint bill on combating the opioid epidemic. 

Of the bills that Klobuchar introduced since her tenure began in 2007, 100 have been passed into law.

From Her Website

“Amy supports universal health care for all Americans, and she believes the quickest way to get there is through a public option that expands Medicare or Medicaid.

“In the Senate, Sen. Klobuchar has fought for better, more affordable health care. She has pushed for legislation to bring down health care copays and deductibles and her legislation to prevent shortages of life-saving medications was signed into law. Sen. Klobuchar also leads several bipartisan bills to lower prescription drug costs, including lifting the ban that prohibits Medicare from negotiating for the best possible price of prescription drugs on behalf of 43 million seniors, stopping pharmaceutical companies from blocking cheaper generic alternatives, and allowing the personal information of safe, affordable drugs from countries like Canada. And along with a bipartisan group of three other senators, she introduced and passed the landmark federal blueprint bill on comparing the opioid epidemic.”