Every Michigander should have access to quality, affordable healthcare regardless of income, age, or status. As a registered nurse for the past 39 years, I have seen the detrimental effects of costly but inadequate health insurance and this has to change. Healthcare affects every aspect of our lives. It is a right and a necessity. This includes mental healthcare, which must be expanded in Michigan. As a former mental health nurse, I have seen the effects of the lack of care in our state.