Will California make single-payer healthcare a reality? On June 1st the state Senate voted in favor of single-payer health care.
The Healthy California Act now sits before the Assembly. The plan aims to provide all California residents with comprehensive universal single-payer health care and control health care costs. Implementing it could cost between $330 to $400 billion per year, about what we’re paying with private insurance. Critics say it’s “counterintuitive.” Supporters say residents and businesses would reap significant savings. How would it work?
Dr. Nadereh Pourat, director of research at UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research
Catherine Ho, health care reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle: How a single-payer health plan would look in California
Political Economy Research Institute: Economic Analysis of the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal