Health Care

Senator Feinstein strongly supports universal health care for all Americans, and with her colleagues in the Senate, stopped Republicans attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In 2009, when the Senate was considering the Affordable Care Act, she sponsored legislation to create a public option to compete with private health insurance, which she continues to support. She also supports lowering the age for Medicare eligibility to 55, mandating that Medicare negotiates for drug prices (which it currently does not), allowing HHS to reject unreasonable premium increases and requiring 85 percent of all premium dollars to go to patients, instead of 80 percent.

Senator Feinstein has committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and has earned a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood for standing up for women’s reproductive health choices.

As co-chair of the Senate Cancer Coalition, Senator Feinstein has also been a leader in increasing funding for disease research. She helped stop Donald Trump's plan to cut funding from the National Institutes of Health and introduced bipartisan legislation to improve breast cancer detection.

She also sponsored the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, which led to an improved emphasis and strategy for research of top deadly cancers.