Providing access to health care.
With the passage of health care reform measures at the national level, Colorado will need to implement many of those changes. My 40 year health care background as a nurse will be good preparation for leading the senate to make the needed changes. My background as a public health nurse will be an asset in helping the legislature to understand the full impact of Colorado's decision to offer a public option. Keeping people healthy translates into more jobs for health care professionals and higher productivity for workers. Higher productivity translates into a stronger economy.