A LIFETIME OF FIGHTING FOR QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
Pramila got her start in Seattle more than twenty years ago, working for an international public health nonprofit. There she helped implement health programs that expanded access to health care for women and families with a focus on preventive care through vaccine programs, diagnostics and lowering the costs of drugs to treat diseases. She continued her fight to expand health care as a community organizer, advocating for underserved communities and for expanding health care to all children regardless of their immigration status.
In the State Senate, she has continued to fight for full health care coverage for all Washingtonians, setting the goal of 100% coverage by 2020. She also pushed for additional resources to combat the diabetes epidemic in Washington.
STRENGTHENING HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA
While the Affordable Care Act has made great improvements to access to health care for most Americans, many are still not covered or are underinsured. In Congress, Pramila will support efforts to streamline our health care system by reducing the overhead and administrative costs that hinder innovation in the health care space.
Pramila supports a “single-payer” model that creates comprehensive coverage for all Americans, from preventive care to long-term care, prescription medications, and mental health services. This model will ensure fair prices from drug companies and make strategic health care investments in communities across this country based on accountability and outcomes, not profits.