Betty Field for Congress 2018
District 5 Category

Healthcare IS a Human Right!

Over the past several months I’ve had the pleasure of listening to people from across the district.  Like many across the country, you’ve shared with me that one of your greatest concerns is access to affordable, quality healthcare. Through research, conversations with those in the medical field and representatives from Connect for Health Colorado I’ve come up with a very doable plan.

In moving our country toward a population of healthy people, I support Medicare for All.  While I wish providing Medicare for All were as simple as flipping a magic switch, it is not.  This plan will be a process.  Until Medicare for All can be completely implemented I propose a Public Option for every American.  This Option will not be free, but rather have premiums based on individual or family income and size.  

The Public Option would include, but would not be limited to, the following:

 

     *Hospitalization Coverage         *Wellness and Preventative Care   

     *Mental Illness Treatment .        *Addiction Recovery Treatment 

     *Women's Reproductive Care    *Prescription Drug Coverage

 

According to the Center of Disease Control workplace absenteeism due to employee illness costs American employers $225.8 Billionannually.  Harvard Business Review has reported ‘more employees are working when they are sick, costing employers about $150 billion to $250 billion” annually in lost productivity.  That is a staggering $400 billion economic loss every year due to employee illness!

 It is time our government recognize what you and I already know; America’s greatest resource is its people!  My proposal invests in the health of American workers, American students, and American families. That investment will pay in dividends of a stronger workforce, more stable families and more successful students! When we invest in our people we invest in the health and wealth of America.

Posted on 09 Nov 2017, 21:35 - Category: District 5

Fabulous Fall!

October has been filled with lots of exciting as well as challenging days!  Our campaign has done some traveling, organized a memorial for a local hero and proudly announced a national endorsement.

Christopher Roybal, a Navy Veteran and Colorado Springs resident, was killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month. He was shot while trying to get others to safety.  In conjunction with the staff of Crunch Fitness, where Chris was employed, our campaign team organized a community memorial to express our gratitude and honor Chris' selfless act of heroism. Our country has had to hold far too many of these services and when in Washington I will fight for RESPONSIBLE gun ownership legislation.

On October 21st, my team and I announced that the campaign has received a national endorsement from FreeThought Equality Fund. The endorsement is given to candidates who will represent all constituents, regardless of religious affiliation.

Also in October, I met with members of the Fountain Valley Dems, the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department and members of the Cascade community, took part in two Betty Field Listens LIVE Facebook events, met the amazing couple first to marry in Colorado after marriage equality become the law of the land, and had lots of fun at the Deerfield Community Center's Trunk or Treat.  We've been busy!

As the campaign looks into November we are planning a trip to Alma, participation in a Voices of Youth forum, a Planned Parenthood volunteering event, visits to local VFW chapters and of course, meeting and listening to as many CD5 residents as possible!

Posted on 01 Nov 2017, 14:19 - Category: District 5

Healthcare Rally in Colorado Springs

Within our state, many people have come together to exercise their 1st Amendment rights by having a non-violent protests against the GOP Healthcare Plan outside Senator Gardner’s offices in 90+ degree temperatures.

These are everyday people, patriotic Americans, many are my friends, NONE of them are paid to attend.  All are motivated by the GOP’s heartless plan to take or reduce health care from us.

Many people will lose coverage for essential medications.  Many may end up in state-sponsored nursing homes, many will be on the street, many will die.

To show my appreciation, I distributed water and snacks to those who stood up for all of us to ask our Senator to stand with us and say no to the bill.

 

Posted on 30 Jun 2017, 10:45 - Category: District 5

‘Bumpin’ Betty to Congress

Thanks to all of you who came out for ‘Bumpin’ Betty to Congress! It was a fun night! 

Liz Rosenbaum, candidate for State House District 21 and Bobby Brooks, candidate for Fountain City Council were the personable MCs for the night. 

Our special guest, Chris Fonseca, comedian extraordinaire, had us all laughing, his humor allowed us to take a break from the stress of the campaign and just enjoy time with friends.

The Veteran’s Social Club was the perfect venue; they make a mean Blue Betty!  Don’t know about the rest of you, but my feet hurt from all the dancing!   

Posted on 25 Jun 2017, 21:07 - Category: District 5

Listening to Better Represent

The Congressional general election is not until November 2018 but my work started when I announced my candidacy in April.  My experience in the Human Services field, working with diverse populations and managing the operations of a non-profit give me the view, and skills to bring humanity back into politics.

My schedule has me attending many events throughout Colorado’s 5th Congressional District (CD5).  My plan is to meet as many of you as I can to learn about your cities and towns, I want to understand your issues and concerns so I can represent you better.  I want you to know my passion and desire to be a true representative of the people of CD5.

I am inviting you to get to know me.  Please, do not hesitate to step up and say hello.  I look forward to it.

 

Posted on 22 Jun 2017, 10:21 - Category: District 5

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