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Issue Position: Improving Our Health Care System

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Jerry led the successful effort to expand health insurance to every child in San Mateo County, and he found the funding to pay for it without increasing taxes.

In the Assembly, he has consistently voted in favor of a single payer health care model for California in order to reduce costs and increase accessibility for patients.

As a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Hill was instrumental in expanding service hours and finding a new location for a much needed homeless shelter ensuring that people who depend on the services would have access. Under his guidance, the shelter moved to year-round status and the services expanded to meet the homeless population's needs with minimal expansion of the public's cost.

Also as a supervisor, Hill led the charge to expand the Children's Health Initiative so 17,000 children would get the health care they need. He also forced health care leaders to explore the funding mechanism of the county's nonprofits in an effort to find a way to best take care of the county's indigent with no additional cost to the average taxpayer.


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