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Leading the way for Single Payer is the Campaign for a Healthy California!

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Healthy California iconOur Mission: To build and broaden a grassroots movement to replace private health insurance with guaranteed healthcare for all Californians.

We support a plan, which would create a healthcare system that guarantees healthcare to all Californians. This type of “Medicare for All” system will help solve California’s fiscal problems by controlling rising healthcare costs. Additionally, it would solve our healthcare crisis by providing comprehensive health benefits and ensuring choice of healthcare providers.

Every economic study or analysis on a single payer healthcare system concludes:

  • Everyone is insured
  • Lives are saved
  • Quality is improved
  • Money is saved.

No longer would there be 8 million Californians without health insurance, nor would we be subject to the waste, denials of care and restrictions on choice of health professionals and medical providers in the private insurance market.

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What is Single Payer?

SB 562 infographicSingle-payer national health insurance, also known as “Medicare for all,” is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health care financing, but the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the U.S. would be covered for all medically necessary services, including doctor, hospital, preventive, long-term care, mental health, reproductive health care, dental, vision, prescription drug and medical supply costs.

The program would be funded by the savings obtained from replacing today’s inefficient, profit-oriented, multiple insurance payers with a single streamlined, nonprofit, public payer, and by modest new taxes based on ability to pay. Premiums would disappear; 95 percent of all households would save money. Patients would no longer face financial barriers to care such as co-pays and deductibles, and would regain free choice of doctor and hospital. Doctors would regain autonomy over patient care.

The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, H.R. 676, based on PNHP’s AJPH-published Physicians’ Proposal, would establish an American single-payer health insurance system.

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