Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is focusing her campaign on investing in quality healthcare, a green economy, education and more. She is a supporter of Medicare for All, but she would retain private insurance options. 

Out of $9,003,179 that Gabbard raised so far in the 2020 elections: 

  • $281,375 has been linked to the Health sector
  • $169,078 has been linked to health professionals
  • $53,140 has been linked to hospitals/nursing homes
  • Kaiser Permanente is one of her biggest contributors, donating $12,580
  • Premier Oncology Hematology Association is one of her biggest contributors, donating $11,800

Her Record

Rep. Gabbard was a cosponsor of H.R.676, the Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act. 

Gabbard introduced the Access to Care and Treatment Now for Veterans Act in response to the VA crises. The Act allowed veterans who were not getting timely healthcare from the VA to get care from non-VA medical providers. The policy was ultimately included in the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act that became law in 2014. 

Gabbard has cosponsored legislation like the Medicare Premium Finance Act and the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act.

From Her Website

“Tulsi Gabbard is working towards a system that will provide universal healthcare to all Americans—a standard met by nearly every other major industrialized country in the world. We need a system that puts people first, ahead of the profits of insurance and pharmaceutical companies. The Medicare for All Act is an important step forward.

  • “Protecting Medicare and Medicaid 
  • “Fighting for the health care Veterans Deserve 
  • “Increasing health care access in rural and underserved communities 
  • “Restoring the federal health care promised to COFA Migrants 
  • “Addressing the opioid epidemic”