Nathalie Hrizi is the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for state Insurance Commissioner in California’s June 7, 2022 primary election. She is a fighter for the working class in San Francisco, where she has joined community members in demanding equitable and just housing, education, an end to racism and police brutality, and LGBTQ equality for more than two decades.
Nathalie has dedicated herself to the struggle for reproductive rights and has relentlessly organized against the attacks on women’s rights across the country. She is the editor of Breaking the Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation.
Nathalie is a public school teacher in San Francisco, and currently vice-president for substitutes in the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) union. She is also a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council.
She ran for Insurance Commissioner as a PFP candidate in 2018, ultimately winning 5% of the vote statewide, and 9.9% in San Francisco. She is running in 2022 as part of the Left Unity Slate, composed of candidates from the Peace and Freedom and Green parties. She is endorsed by the Party for Socialism and Liberation of which she is a leading member.
Nathalie’s campaign is grounded on three fundamental principles:
- Health care should be a right for all regardless of immigration status, not a commodity to make the insurance companies and related corporations even richer. The current system of “healthcare for some” rather than universal healthcare exists solely to assure continued huge profits for health-industry corporations.
- Privately-owned health insurance companies must be abolished. In California, the insurance market is a $150 billion-plus business; the entirety of this figure is controlled by private insurance companies, which provide exactly zero actual healthcare services along with no assurance of full coverage for the customer.
- The state of California must create a single non-profit provider for all required insurance. Simply put, a Medicare-like statewide single-payer system would guarantee health care for all, with the state government paying all medical bills. And contrary to right-wing propaganda, Medicare is far more efficient at getting patients quality care than today’s free-market system private insurers.
“I am running for Insurance Commissioner because working people in California deserve free, high-quality healthcare. A single-payer system would be a major step toward what is ultimately needed to guarantee healthcare for all – a socialist system where healthcare is a right, not a commodity.”
Vote Nathalie Hrizi for California State Insurance Commissioner in the June 7, 2022 primary election!For the official Nathalie Hrizi for Insurance Commissioner website, click here. To contact the campaign, call (415) 821-6171 or email [email protected].