A Vision for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare
My platform, “Healthy California: A Vision for Accessible and Affordable Healthcare,” outlines a comprehensive approach to improve healthcare access, quality, and affordability for all residents of our great state.
Healthcare is a right — not a privilege
While California has made tremendous strides in expanding access to healthcare, the fact remains that we must continue this work to expand access to healthcare to all. I also believe we must include prescription drugs as part of our coverage. I am committed to addressing the critical issues that affect the well-being of Californians. One of the most pressing concerns in our state is the state of our healthcare system.
Universal Healthcare Coverage
I will advocate for a universal healthcare system that ensures every Californian has access to quality medical care, regardless of their income, employment, or pre-existing conditions.
Preventive Care and Education
I will prioritize investments in preventive healthcare measures, aiming to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and improve overall public health.
Implement programs that focus on health education, disease prevention, and early intervention to foster a healthier population.
Reducing Prescription Drug Costs
I will work to enact legislation that curbs the soaring costs of prescription drugs, making essential medications more affordable for all Californians.
Mental Health and Well-being
We are facing a mental health crisis in California, and here in Los Angeles. In Sacramento, I will work tirelessly to identify the most successful programs for helping those with mental health issues to find solutions and remedies that will help them live a normal life and reunite with their families, rebuild their careers, and live a long and healthy life. To do so, we must:
Increased funding for mental health programs that work, expand counseling and treatment for anyone in need, and fully integrate mental health into primary care.
We must also look at creating thousands more supportive housing units with on-site care, and 24-hour services.
We must help people get into quality shelter and to deal with any addictions.
"No individual should ever find themselves in the horrible position of having to decide between paying for medical expenses or putting food on the table."