A healthy and well-educated workforce is essential to economic growth.

West Virginians pay enormous amounts of money for medical coverage and prescription medications. Drug companies are buying generic medications and then price gouging to make enormous profit, making much-needed medications difficult for West Virginians to obtain.

I will introduce and support legislation to prevent price gouging, and I will work to obtain quality and affordable health care for the people of West Virginia.

Maryland was the first state to enact a similar law. Not surprisingly, the drug manufacturers have tried to block that law, but have been unsuccessful.