FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Health Care is one of those issues that seems to be a Federal issue, but if you paid any attention to the failed bills that the the Republican party tried to rush through Congress this past fall, you know that the bills were to give the state more control over your health care. If that’s the case, we are going to need people at the state level who will fight for the rights of our seniors, of people with preexisting conditions, and of women. As the movement toward a single-payer health plan gains steam across the nation, the Republican Party has tried to kill and/or gut the only workable solution we have: The Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is not a perfect solution to our health care situation, but it can be made better if both sides come together and try to work out a solution that benefits as many people as possible, not one that leaves 24 million without coverage.
I believe that quality, affordable, health care should be a right, not just a privilege for the rich. No parent or loved one of a child or family member should ever be denied coverage for a procedure or treatment due to their economic situation. I believe that this country would be better with a single-payer coverage plan. Industrialized nations all over the world recognize the right of healthcare to their citizens. I will work towards those goals and will oppose all restrictions that slashes coverage, tries to privatize, or singles out and taxes the elderly and less healthy among us.
I will fight for and support the mission of Planned Parenthood, which is:
to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual
to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services
to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality
to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications