"I unequivocally trust women to make their own health care decisions with their doctor – not politicians – and I'll oppose any attempt to make it harder for women to access quality health care."
- Andrew Gillum
"I am fully committed to a woman’s right to control her body and make reproductive decisions without state interference or undue influence by anyone other than those that a woman chooses to include of her own volition."
- Chris King
Andrew Gillum and Chris King will fight to:
Defend women’s access to quality health care, and make sure they aren’t charged more for health insurance: The Gillum-King campaign has stated that they believe healthcare should be a fundamental right, not a privilege. They have been outspoken about how politicians refuse to acknowledge that Floridians struggle every day to keep themselves and their families from going bankrupt due to the lack or cost of healthcare. They have committed to protecting the Affordable Care Act, that ensures that women can’t be charged more for health insurance or denied coverage for so-called “pre-existing conditions” like breast cancer or domestic abuse.
Restore health care security for women and their families by expanding Medicaid in Florida: The Gillum-King campaign has promised to expand Medicaid in the state, which would provide health insurance for over 1 million Floridians. They have stated that they know that hard working families don’t earn enough to meet what their medical needs are and they will fight for their right to access health care.
Protect a woman’s ability to access safe and legal abortion: The Gillum-King campaign has promised they won’t let the Legislature continue to use women's health as a political football. When Rick Scott and his Republican friends tried to defund Planned Parenthood, Andrew called them out for jeopardizing women's health with ideological games. They are committed to being a champion for women’s health and a strong advocate for reproductive freedom.
Make sure bosses and politicians can’t interfere with birth control access: Andrew was the only candidate from either party in this race to propose a state law protecting women's access to no-cost birth control. The Gillum-King campaign has stated that they will ensure that neither the government nor their employer can stand between a woman and her doctor in making the critical health decisions that affect her life. They understand the need to protect women’s access to no-cost birth control that can save them up to $600 a year.
Ensure women are treated fairly in the workplace and receive equal pay for equal work: The Gillum-King campaign has stated that they will work to protect and encourage women-owned businesses and lead by example to hire the best and brightest women to help lead our state forward. They will prioritize proactive policies like paid sick days, work-sharing, health insurance, mental health programs, safe and clean breastfeeding rooms, on-site childcare centers and subsidies for childcare, which will ensure that families will not face barriers to succeed.
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