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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Insurance Commissioner

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Veronika Fimbres

Nurse
129,231 votes (1.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My top priority is to provide ALL Californians with Single Payer Healthcare
  • I intende to make the California Insurance Department (CID) transparent and Sunshine available to all. I am going to overhaul the way insurance is done, for the benefit of the Consumer. It will be a "consumercentric" agency!
  • Let the Insurance industry, Corporations, and Lobbyists understand, that this position and my duties are not for sale. I will truly work for the people! Green Candidates accept no Corporate Money! Under any circumstance. I work for the people of CA!

Experience

Experience

Profession:I am a California Nurse. FMR: City Commissioner
Staff Nurse with the Addiction Care Team, City and County of San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (2020–2020)
Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, City and County of San Francisco, Commission of Veterans Affairs — Appointed position (1998–2012)

Education

New College of California None, Humanities and Leadership, with a Transgender Studies Emphasis. GPA: 3.9-4.0 (2005)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Tenderloin Tessie's Holiday Meals (Feed the Homeless on Holidays) (2009–current)

Biography

I am a Black Trans Woman, Nurse, and Navy Veteran.  I served on the re-elect Willie Brown Lavendar Committee, and was Precinct Captain. I later was Precinct Captain for Matt Gonzalez, who was a Green Candidate. I proudly became a Green, because of Matt, and the progressive views they shared, and that we had in common.  I am the first Transgender Officer in the history of the City and County of San Francisco. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and served at the pleasure of three Mayor's: Willie Lewis Brown Jr., Gavin Newsom, and the late, Ed Lee, for over fourteen years and eight months. I am the oldest of four children, with only my sister and I surviving. I am a Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, and Friend. Many in the LGBT!IA+ Community call me Mother, or Auntie. I have also served on the Ryan White Care Council. Working with a thirty-six million dollar budget, we served the EMA of Marin, Alameda, and San Jose Counties. I was able to get eighty thousand dollars in rollover funds to teach doctors how to work successfully and appropriately with Transgender patients.

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Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Single Payer Healthcare

Summary

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As a nurse, I remember calling an insurance company, and inquiring why my client was being denied what they needed for care. It was extememly frustrating, arguing with bureaucrats, who knew nothing about medicine, or the necessity of the care. In 2001 after bankruptcies , were inspected, in several states, it was found that 2.2 million of those were caused by medical bills. This is unacceptable! Californians have requested and desire single payer healthcare.  The state has come close to having single payer healthcare, but the insurance industry itself, paid off legislators, to derail AB 1400, and not call it to the floor for a vote!  This is the second time this has occurred in California! That Corporate Politicians, derailed a bill that the people of California wanted. I believe that there is a way to bring the insurance companies to the table and have them insist that the legislators bring a bill to the floor, and get it passed, and forwarded to the Governor, to sign. Insurance is supporsed to work for the people, and not investors, stockholders, lobbyists, or corporated politicians.  I intend to work on a plan to have singlepayer healthcare, brought to the floor successfully for the people of California, because that is what the people, doctors, nurses, and patients themselves, all want! I endorse single payer healthcare.  It will take a lot of hard work, but it can be done!  There is a way to do it, but it can't be done by a "corporate politician!" That is why I am running for Insurance Commissioner. I am not a coprorate "tool." I will work for ALL people/consumers, Californians. I do not accept any money from corporations or the industry which I am being elected to oversee.  I will offer transparency, and sunshine policies, so that ALL people of California will know what is going on with the California Insurance Department. (CID)

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