Healthcare for All

Healthcare accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy. In Oklahoma Healthcare Workers account for Ten Percent of the total work force. In addition to the direct impact of healthcare jobs, access to healthcare is essential to both the Economic Growth and Social Health of rural communities. To Achieve Healthcare for All, We Must Fix the Read More…

Pro-Life Democrat

When people ask me what being a Pro-Life Democrat means, I tell them that it means having a belief in the Inherent Value and Dignity of Every Life; a belief that informs your positions, drives your political views, and provides the foundation for your approach to decision making. My Belief in the Inherent Value and Read More…

We Must Change the Way We Look at Things…

For far too long, Washington has been struck in a backward-facing mindset, consistently looking to worn-out and failed programs from the 1980’s that benefit the Wealthy Top 1-Percent, while passing the costs to working people and killing the middle class. When You Change The Way You Look at Things, The Things You Look at Changes… Read More…

Healthy Rural Communities

Somewhere along the line, supporting Working-Class Values and growing the Middle Class took a back seat to liberal, coastal priorities. In the process, our rural communities, the heart of America’s Middle Class, have seen their economies decline, their infrastructure decay, and their way of life disappear. All the while, our Elected Officials and Political Parties Read More…

Fix the ACA

While we all recognize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a.k.a. Obamacare is flawed, an honest assessment reveals a program that has done more good than expected, provided better healthcare for millions of patients, and established a foundation upon which we can improve. Healthcare is Force Multiplier in Today’s Economy. Fixing the ACA is a Crucial Read More…