On the Issues
Due to Tom Steyer never holding federal office, he has not had the same opportunities to support or cosponsor legislation that ANA has championed as some of the other presidential candidates. This does not necessarily indicate that, if he were to be the presidential nominee, he would not potentially be strong on nursing issues and health care more broadly.
Health Care Reform
Mr. Steyer supports a universal health care system, including a public option that competes with the private insurance marketplace, according to his campaign website.
According to the LA Times, in 2016, Steyer pushed to raise California’s tobacco tax by $2 a pack and use the more than $1 billion in resulting annual proceeds to help finance the state’s Medicaid program.