DESPITE NEW AND MISLEADING AD, ONLY ONE CANDIDATE SUPPORTS MEDICARE FOR ALL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 10, 2018
CONTACT: Jonathan Underland // email@example.com
LOS ANGELES, CA - From January 1993 to October 2017, Dianne Feinstein was a centrist when it came to healthcare. She’s been against single payer, and supports the current system run by the big insurance and pharmaceutical companies. Now that she has her first serious challenge from a true progressive, Dianne Feinstein is doing everything in her power to make voters think she and Kevin De Leon have the same position on healthcare. They don’t.
“Dianne Feinstein claims she believes in ‘universal healthcare’ but with premiums up as much as 18% next year there is nothing ‘universal’ about the current system,” said De León spokesperson Jonathan Underland. “Costs keep going up, the number of insured is now going down, and countless families are being left behind. We need Medicare for All, not misleading ads from a Washington politician.”
Actions speak louder than ads. In September 2017, Feinstein followed the D.C. Democrat herd and turned tail on Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer proposal: “Most of the party’s… vulnerable Senate incumbents are steering clear,” Politico reported, although Feinstein blamed her skittishness on the “enormous” cost of single-payer, not her shaky grasp on what real Californians’ need.
On the other hand, no state Senate leader has fought more fiercely – or consistently – to expand access and advance the ideals of MediCare for All than Kevin de León. Rooted in his long-held belief that healthcare is a basic human right, de León not only expanded California’s Medi-Cal program to cover undocumented children, but also successfully shepherded a single-payer healthcare measure through California’s Senate.
Shortly after announcing his run for U.S. Senate, Kevin de León released the video “Medicare for All.” To watch the video, click here or on the screenshot below.
California State Senator Kevin de León was elected by his colleagues to lead the Senate in 2014, making him the first Latino to hold that position in over a century. Through his ambitious approach to policymaking, Senator de León has authored groundbreaking legislation on a variety of issues that have become national models. De León served four years in the California State Assembly before his election to the State Senate in 2010.
For a stronger, more progressive California, visit www.kevindeleon.com.