Jaime knows first-hand how hard it can be to access medical care when you’re from a poor, rural community. His grandfather worked long backbreaking days, paving roads across South Carolina. Despite working his whole life, he couldn’t afford regular visits to the doctor. When he was finally able to see a doctor, he learned he suffered from undiagnosed diabetes, which had gone unchecked for years and resulted in his losing a leg.
Jaime’s family is not alone. Thousands in South Carolina face impossible choices between paying the regular bills or taking themselves or their kids to the doctor. Jaime will work tirelessly to make sure families don’t have to make those hard decisions. That means lowering the cost of healthcare for those who already pay too much, extending health care to those who cannot afford it to begin with, making sure all South Carolinians have access to high quality services they actually need, lowering prescription drug prices, protecting people with pre-existing conditions, and stopping the closure of rural hospitals.