ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
The Affordable Care Act is under assault, and many Californians risk losing their healthcare. Here in California, healthcare must be considered a human right. That’s why I support universal healthcare coverage.
A single-payer solution must be at the center of this debate. U.S. Senators Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders proposed Medicare for All, and I support their proposal. However, if there is no federal level solution soon, California must be prepared to lead the way with its own plan for universal coverage.
I will do everything in my power to ensure Medi-Cal is protected and underserved communities can access the care they need. Medicaid was founded as a program to help those most in need. It’s how we ensure everyone has access to the care they need, which isn’t just a question of human rights, it’s an investment in our people and ultimately helps our state’s economy in the long-run. As Lt. Governor, I will never back down and will stand up to the Trump Administration to protect the rights of Californians.