The U.S. cannot bill itself as a first world country and a global leader if it cannot deliver on the promise of caring for all its citizens. Emily is committed to increasing access to affordable, high quality health care. She will fight to protect and strengthen the Healthcare Marketplace and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. She will be a vocal advocate for increased awareness, understanding and treatment of mental health issues, with a special focus on the rising rates of depression and anxiety among children and teens.  Emily pledges to pursue the most effective and cutting-edge methods of prevention, education, and rehabilitation to combat opioid and other drug and alcohol addictions.