I’ve lived in California for most of my life. The only time I had consistent health insurance coverage was as a child growing up. Once out on my own after college, I have lived for 27 of the last 33 years without health insurance because I own my own business and cannot afford it. For the last seven years, that has meant no doctor visits, even when I haven’t felt well enough to go to work. Single payer, universal health care is a right of every person on this planet. Not a privilege. A right. Pass it.

Ari Everford