In 2011, my mom suffered a massive ischemic stroke that left her a hemiplegic. 8 months later my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Our family nearly collapsed under the weight of constant hospital visits and family feuds over their care. My father leaned on me for help to figure out financing medical costs. Both parents required 24 hour care, but private insurance companies did all they could to deny such expensive services.
Millions of families struggle everyday to navigate our broken health care system. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why I support Medicare For All and will fight in Congress for universal coverage, lower costs for prescription drugs, resources for women’s reproductive care, and paid family and sick leave.