The Brunswick County Democratic Party is committed to ensuring that all of our citizens are entitled to basic health care, regardless of income or geographic location. Therefore, we:
Support the expansion of Medicaid in order to increase access to healthcare and improve health outcomes for struggling families and individuals.
Believe the Affordable Care Act should be built-upon by making premiums more affordable, lessening out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, and pursuing a public health insurance option.
Advocate for proper funding of behavioral health needs that provide access to appropriate treatment for mental, behavioral, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.
Fight to toughen the restrictions on those prescribing and dispensing opioids, and support funding for treatment for those addicted to opioids.
Promote common-sense gun safety laws, while respecting the Constitution’s Second Amendment. We support strengthening background checks, closing loopholes like the “gun show loophole,” holding gun manufacturers accountable through repeal of their special immunity status, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.