Imagine if your parents couldn’t get health insurance coverage. For tens of thousands of Californians, there is no need to imagine: They’re caring for an elderly parent unable to get coverage right now.
When Esperanza Chavez, a 74-year-old diabetic living in San Francisco, needed eye surgery in April, her daughter, Laura, paid cash for the procedure. It cost $15,000… for just one eye. The Chavez family couldn’t afford both.
I’m fighting to change that by sponsoring the Parent Healthcare Act (AB 570) — a groundbreaking bill that would make California the first state in the nation to allow adult children to add their dependent parents onto their healthcare plan.
I’ve been working to expand healthcare for my entire career. Chip in now to support our campaign to ensure we can keep fighting→
The Chavez family isn’t alone. If the Parent Healthcare Act becomes law, it’s estimated that as many as 80,000 Californian seniors — currently ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid — could get health insurance coverage.
The insurance industry is already pushing back on this legislation, but I won’t back down. EVERY person deserves healthcare, especially our seniors.
When we were young, our parents were there for us and took care of us. Now it’s on us to take care of them when they need it the most. Join me in supporting the Parent Healthcare Act and together, let’s continue to fight to expand healthcare coverage for all!