Healthcare For All

Through my over a decade and a half nursing career, I’ve seen firsthand the effects of social disparities on health outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the disparities in our community and shown us that we need healthcare champions in our legislature and positions of leadership.  

I fundamentally believe that healthcare is a human right. No one should lack access to care because they cannot afford it or fear hidden costs. We demand a healthcare system accountable to patients and communities rather than insurance and pharmaceutical companies seeking to pad their profits. 

I will: 

  • Oppose all efforts restricting reproductive justice including attacks on a person’s right to choose

  • Support passage of Medicare-for-All legislation that will protect Pennsylvanians across the state making sure that no one goes uninsured.  I will advocate for short-term solutions for healthcare, including expansion of Medicaid by lowering eligibility threshold, increasing CHIP funding, regulating drug prices, and investing in community hospitals and community health and preventative care

  • Promote racial equity in healthcare –including diversity of leadership in healthcare institutions from the top down (CEO, CFO, CNO to physicians to nurse managers, etc.) and invest in having Black and Brown healthcare workers in senior levels of leadership

  • Ban discrimination of LGBTQI patients & create more LGBQTI inclusivity in the health profession.
  • Have a holistic approach to healthcare rooted in community care – invest in mental health resources, and address the correlation between gun violence and health.