Protecting the health of all residents is vitally important from infancy through their senior years. Geiss will continue to support policies and legislation that provide access to health care particularly for low-income residents and the most vulnerable in our communities. Geiss supports initiatives that provide health and wellness opportunities and information for residents of all ages and backgrounds.
As a member of the democratic caucus, Geiss has supported legislation that would reduce the cost of prescription drugs and price gouging by pharmaceutical companies through the health care bill of rights. She is also a co-sponsor of the Patient Protection Act, which would create minimum staffing levels for nurses, who are often the medical providers we have the most direct contact with as patients.
It’s also vitally important that we continue to address and improve our mental health services and combat domestic violence, sexual assault, and substance abuse so that the people in our communities can live healthy and meaningful lives. During her first term as a State Representative, Geiss sat on the House Standing Committee for Health Policy, and supported legislation to address such issues as the opioid crisis and the CARE Act. As a member of the State Senate, she worked closely with a broad coalition of allies to write legislation to improve the conditions and care of incarcerated pregnant people at the state's only women's prison, which ultimately became a set of policy directives by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Geiss has also been on the forefront of legislation to provide reproductive justice and freedom for all Michiganders.
Geiss knows that the fight for affordable, accessible, quality medical care in our community is ongoing, and she is ready to continue this fight during a second term in the State Senate.