E2SSB 5399 has passed in the Senate and moves to the House Committee on Health and Wellness for a public hearing on Thursday, March 18. Ask your state representative to vote yes. The LWVWA position on health care states that health care policies need to “ensure universal access for all residents to a comprehensive, uniform, and affordable set of health services. These services shall be available regardless of one’s health status (i.e. pre-existing conditions) or financial status." In 1993 the LWVUS National Board stated that "the League favors a national health insurance plan financed through general taxes in place of individual insurance premiums. As the United States moves toward a national health insurance plan, an employer-based system of health care reform that provides universal access is acceptable to the League." As we know now an employer-based health insurance system has failed in the time of a pandemic and never provided universal health care for all residents.