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Every year, 45,000 Americans die from a lack of access to healthcare. Health insurance provides access to crucial services, but it comes at a cost. Those who can’t afford it are more likely to receive substandard care or suffer from undiagnosed conditions.
Even though California is the 5th largest economy in the world, it leaves far too many Californians behind, forcing them to make an impossible choice: paying for basic necessities or for healthcare.
I support single-payer healthcare because I believe that every family — regardless of who you are or where you come from — deserves to have quality healthcare. It’s a universal right, not the exclusive privilege of the elite and wealthy.
In 2015, California’s Medicaid expansion cut the number of uninsured Californians almost in half. Now, proposed federal budget cuts threaten to undo that incredible progress.
It’s time for D.C. Democrats to stop playing defense on healthcare and go on the offense for working families who can’t currently afford it. Cost should never be a barrier to quality care.