Healthcare is a human right. I firmly believe in Medicare for All and know it should be open anyone who chooses to enroll into it. Medicare should exist as a baseline of care that can be supplemented with private insurance for those that may prefer it. Medicare is high quality care for everyone, it has a long history of effectively treating our seniors, and could be scaled to do the same for all Americans.

We don’t have a choice at this point. We have to have health care, and I believe that one of the ways that we can actually start addressing these burdens on the families of Oregonians is through policy decisions. The easiest example is allowing for Medicare to negotiate for better rates for medications and treatments by leveraging the size of the Medicare system’s purchasing power.

Veterans Health Care

I believe our veterans deserve the highest quality of care, which includes access to cutting-edge treatments like stem cells, if they so choose.