Healthcare & Social Services
Loretta Sanchez strongly believes that every American, and particularly every child, should have access to quality medical and mental healthcare.
Congresswoman Sanchez has taken an active role in helping children gain access to health services through School-Based Health Centers and supporting the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
Loretta was the only "yes" vote from Orange County to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which removed "pre-existing conditions and life time insurance limits" on anyone who has a healthcare plan. Her work enabled over 10,000 uninsured Orange County residents to be able to afford a healthcare policy.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez worked with Congressman Patrick Kennedy to pass the Mental Health Parity Act, which ensures if you have a health insurance plan it must cover mental health services. Unfortunately, the current OC Board of Supervisors has failed to implement an affordable and accessible mental health care system. Ms. Sanchez aims to change that.