As a small business owner on Obamacare, my health insurance premiums have gone up 20% in the last two years while my deductible has increased and my doctor’s visits have decreased. Like you, I’m paying more money for less care.
People are dying because they can’t afford treatment or because only one place in town takes Medicaid and it’s booked out for months.
Washington's 6th Congressional District has the two counties with the highest-opioid related death rates in the state: Clallam County and Grays Harbor County. Grays Harbor County does not have a single addiction treatment facility for people on Medicaid. That is wrong.
The underlying problem is that our health care system is driven by profit, instead of what’s best for people. Health insurance companies decide who lives and who dies.
The solution is Medicare for All. The wealthiest nation in the history of the world shouldn’t have people dying because they can’t afford to go to the doctor. It shouldn’t have people going into bankruptcy because they got cancer. It shouldn’t have insurance companies hounding grieving parents for money after the tragic death of their child.
We need a single-payer, universal, national health care system that guarantees care for all, regardless of their ability to pay. Everybody in, nobody out. "Access" to health care is corporate-Democrat, lobbyist code for more for-profit plans. What good is "access" to health care if you can't afford it?
You can count on me to advocate for YOU in the fight for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, because I refuse donations from insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, lobbyists, and corporate PACs. I will cosponsor Medicare for All.
As your member of Congress, I will fight to: