Much of my career has been focused on improving access for immigrants, people of color, and low-wage workers to the health care system. We need to continue to invest in the workers and infrastructure in our healthcare system to ensure patients receive the best possible care. As your State Senator, I have focused on working with unionized medical interpreters and community health clinics to improve access to quality, affordable, and timely medical interpreters for our providers and patients. Every Washingtonian should be able to communicate with their healthcare provider.
We also need to continue to ensure every Washingtonian has access to affordable health care. That is why I am so proud to have sponsored SB5683 that grants health insurance parity for Washington residents from the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau. I also I am supportive of efforts like we have seen in California and Nevada to implement more progressive single-payer healthcare systems, which is why I supported SB5701 this past session.