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Fundamentally, I believe that healthcare ought to be a right over everyone– not a privilege. Health issues affect all of us here in California, and we need leaders that are willing and able to fight for healthcare for our citizens. While President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was certainly a step in the right direction, I believe that we Californians have the ability to do so much more for the people of our state. California has already proven its mettle as one of the nation’s preeminent healthcare providers through programs like Covered California, so I know that we have the ability to achieve even greater steps towards universal healthcare. To accomplish this, we need leaders, like myself, with a strong track record of supporting increased access to healthcare who will fight for the health rights that all Californians need and deserve.