I believe in universal healthcare as a human right, and in Washington, I will support Medicare for All style legislation. There are some sectors of our economy where it just doesn’t make sense to have a profit motive, and healthcare is chief among them.
For me, this fight is personal. I was diagnosed with MS at age 27, and my life would have been dramatically different had I not been fortunate enough to have health insurance that covered the cost of the medication I need. Healthcare is too important a right to be left to chance or luck. Every other major developed country on earth has been able to ensure healthcare to all their citizens, regardless of income level. Our great country needs to join the rest of the developed world.