Help Pass Assembly Bill 1400 for Health Care for All Californians!

Help Pass Assembly Bill 1400 for Health Care for All Californians!

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Today, approximately 2.7 million Californians are uninsured and are unable to have access to various medications or necessary health care services due to the high cost. The U.S healthcare system is composed of many interconnected parts, which in turn leaves wide gaps of coverage and poses significant issues when it comes to affordability. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has started, many individuals have lost health care coverage through their employment or are unable to afford it. This pandemic also exposed how grossly flawed and inequitable our multi-payer health system is and how critical it is for all Californians to be guaranteed access to health care. 

AB 1400 will bring California closer to achieving a single-payer health care system by setting in place a comprehensive framework of governance, eligibility and enrollment, benefits, delivery of care, health care cost controls and program standards. The California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act would create the California Guaranteed Health Care for All program, or CalCare, to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of ALL residents of the state of California, regardless of the status of their citizenship.  

By passing the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, the state can position itself to seek consolidated federal waivers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These waivers would make it easier for California to consolidate health care dollars, provide flexibility, expand benefits, and eliminate cost-sharing. CalCare will be set up as an independent public entity governed by a nine member executive board with expertise in health care policy and delivery.

CalCare would expand coverage to nearly 3 million uninsured Californians and provide rich benefits, including dental care, generous prescription drug coverage, reproductive health services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and more. CalCare would also remove barriers to care and create a budget to help rural communities have access to appropriate health care facilities. Californians would receive health care services and other benefits without paying any premiums or deductibles. Lastly, long term services for people with disabilities and elders will be fully covered for medically determinable conditions.   

Join us in signing our petition to advocate for health care for ALL Californians! 

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AB 1400 Text  

AB 1400 Fact Sheet

Ash Kalra District 27

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