Health, Medical Research & Disabilities

Ensuring the health and wellness of all Americans is a guiding principle for Senator Markey’s work in Congress. Senator Markey believes health care is a right, not a privilege and has worked to ensure that all Americans, especially children, have access to affordable, quality health care.  He has fought to protect and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid benefits for the most vulnerable in society. He also has been a champion for health and medical research, consumer protection, the disabled, and the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Senator Markey has a long history of supporting federal research in science and technology. On a yearly basis, Senator Markey advocates during appropriation season for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) responsible for funding various biomedical and basic science research projects, which help us better understand the origin of disease and assist developing cures.


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