Quality, affordable healthcare is a right, not a privilege. We are all safer if everyone has access to healthcare.
Today we are witness to the high cost and tragedy of hospitals and staff being under equipped for a pandemic. We must build a system with widespread testing, hospital with enough beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and medicines.
We must put medical research and epidemic prevention at the front lines before emergency rooms become clogged with the desperately ill.
Mental health is emerging as another crises due to extended solitude, the illness of loved ones, and growing unemployment. We cannot afford to continue to ignore this.
In the Assembly, Kate will work to guarantee that California families will not not have to choose between health care or putting food on the table.