Establishing Healthcare as a Right
Healthcare is an essential part of life. The way we receive our healthcare defines not only our individual health, but the health of our children, family, friends, and neighbors. That's why it is absolutely essential that healthcare is defined as a right, and not a luxury.
My plan to enrich our existing healthcare system and to establish healthcare as a right includes:
- Supporting the New York Health Act, because single-payer healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and no one should have to sell cupcakes to pay for their cancer treatments.
- Ensuring fair, reliable paid family leave, so that new parents don’t have to choose between their jobs or their family.
- Protecting a woman’s right to choose, because women should have the right to decide what they do with their bodies.