women's health care


C4PC endorses Mark Hinton for Indiana House District 39. Mark’s experience in hospital management helps him understand what needs to be fixed in our health care system. He recognizes the urgency of changing health care policies in Indiana. From shortages of doctors and nurses in the face of an aging population, to restricted access to care, to the destructive impact of the opioid epidemic on Indiana’s residents, Mark will take practical steps to make needed changes.

Mark was raised in southern Indiana and graduated from Purdue. He was motivated to enter politics by thinking about the future of his 14-year-old daughter.

As a member of Indiana’s House of Representatives, Mark will advance access to care by supporting measures to expand Medicare for all Hoosiers. He has innovative ideas to use public schools as an entry point for children to receive comprehensive health care, and seeks to reduce the administrative burdens on organizations that provide reproductive health care and other health services to women. Mark also sees an opportunity to improve regulation of opioid prescribing through more integrated electronic medical systems. Finally, he recognizes the impact that shortages of doctors, nurses, and other providers will have on the state as a whole, and will work to address them.

Mark knows that unworkable and backward healthcare policies have harmed Hoosiers across the state. He’s the right choice in District 39, a leader that can make things equitable, compassionate, and commonsensical.


Baltimore, MD; April 19, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care is excited to announce our endorsement of Martha Shafer for North Carolina House District 62. Martha has spent her career working in non-profit health care and understands how corporate greed and the headlong race for profit hurt vulnerable residents of the Tar Heel State.

Martha received her bachelor's degree from Furman University and a master's in health administration at Duke. As a vice president of the Women's Hospital of Greensboro, she worked to fund mammograms for poor women. As a parent and school volunteer, she gained insight into the problems created by underfunding public schools.

After seeing the effect of improved access to Medicaid services on previously uninsured patients, she came to her passionate commitment to universal health care. She knows how poverty, hunger, and unstable housing harm families and children, especially the sick and chronically ill, and will work tirelessly to address these gaping inequalities while in the North Carolina legislature. Moreover, Martha supports women's health without qualification. She will fight to ensure access to reproductive healthcare, and will refuse to support centers preying upon women by misleading them with baseless falsehoods.

Martha Shafer is a candidate with the training, knowledge, commitment, and courage to make a difference for North Carolinians -- and C4PC is honored to endorse her.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.