Quinn Nystrom ~ U.S. House, District 8
Quinn has been a lifelong advocate for accessible and affordable healthcare. When she was in fifth grade, her brother was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes, and she went door-to-door to raise money for research. She was eventually diagnosed with diabetes herself, and went on to be chosen by the American Diabetes Association as a National Youth Advocate. As just a teenager, she lobbied Congress and state lawmakers on ways to reduce the cost of insulin. Quinn went on to become the youngest person (and only woman at the time) to serve on the Baxter City Council, where she was the Council Liaison for the Community Behavioral Health Hospital and worked to crack down on sex trafficking.
On healthcare . . .
Healthcare: Quinn wants to stop life-saving medications from becoming unaffordable. She supports lowering out-of-pocket expenses, cutting deductible prices, and protecting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. She is also fighting to hold corporate executives who push opioids for profit accountable for their actions.
On the environment . . .
Quinn supports Minnesota’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which provides free energy upgrades to homeowners and workplaces to increase incentives that make buildings and homes more energy-efficient. She is also in favor of renewable energy technologies. She is fighting to expand the energy investment tax credit, so it is cheaper to develop solar and wind power.
Plans for Economy
Quinn supports “Buy American” legislation that ensures U.S. made goods and steels are used in our infrastructure projects. She also wants to support rural broadband access, bring affordable housing and childcare options to Minnesota, and train workers for high-demand jobs like plumbers.
Quinn believes Congress fails to fulfill its promises on educational policy. She will fight for schools to get the funding they deserve, so core disciplines, as well as sports and the arts, can be properly supported.