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Healthcare Reform Proposal

My Values

Healthcare is a human right.

Prescription drugs should be affordable and have transparent pricing. 

Everyone, regardless of employment status, income level, immigration status, age, race, gender, ability status, or sexual orientation should have access to quality healthcare that they can afford.

Women should control their healthcare.

Access to safe and legal abortions is a human right.

LGBTQ+ folks should have access to procedures, drugs, and other healthcare that affirms their identities. 

Nobody should have to go bankrupt due to health-related expenses.

The government should take steps to lower healthcare costs for individuals and make the system more efficient.

Simply having health insurance is not enough, we need to lower premiums and overall cost to ensure everyone can afford their care. 

The best way to make our community healthier is to address the social determinants of health: lowering emissions, investing in public education, housing for all, and food security.

Preventative care improves community health and lowers costs.

Mental health care should be accessible and affordable.

We need predictability in the system. People should choose their doctors and have the option to keep their current coverage. 

I favor a single-payer system to our current for-profit healthcare system. 

Tangible Policy Changes 

Make healthcare a right in the Oregon Constitution. 

Increase state investments in primary care, public health, and addiction resources. 

Research racial inequities in our healthcare system, then take steps to mitigate the factors contributing to these inequities. 

Expand Medicaid coverage, covering everyone who is unemployed.  

Create a state-wide public health insurance option via Medicaid expansion. 

Track prescription drug pricing and fine price gouging. 

Create a non-profit prescription drug assistance program that mass produces common drugs.

Require increased transparency and accountability of hospitals and insurance providers. 

Diversify our health care workforce at every level.

Maintain and enforce safe staffing ratios.

Create workforce development programs to increase the number of mental health care workers, primary care physicians, and social workers.