Health care is a human right!
Washington State is facing a health care crisis. This crisis is causing an unsustainable economic burden on individuals, families, employers and all levels of government. We need elected officials who are committed to making access to affordable health care a priority, which has been one of my major priorities throughout my career.
The Washington State Legislature has made progress this session by focusing on behavioral and reproductive health access and environmental health equity.
As Chair of the King County Board of Health, and of the King County Council’s Health, Housing, and Human Services Committee, I was pleased to co-author an op-ed published in the Washington State Wire in support of Senate Bill (SB) 5822. This important legislation would help set our state on a path toward a system for achieving universal health care coverage.
SB 5822 has passed the Senate and is currently is the House Rules Committee with unprecedented bipartisan support. Hopefully it will be brought to the floor soon to secure final passage.
In the meantime, voters who support universal health care can also support candidates who agree that health care is a human right, and who will continue to fight for policies that protect this right.
My request to you now is to please contribute to my campaign to help me continue advocating for access to affordable, quality health care for all!