Your Call: California leading the fight for single-payer health care

Jun 7, 2017

  

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?

Guests:

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, director of research at UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research

Catherine Ho, health care reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Web Resources:

SB-562 The Healthy California Act

San Francisco Chronicle: How a single-payer health plan would look in California

Capital & Main: Study Shows California’s Single-Payer Bill Would Save Health Care Costs

48 Hills: The big media lie about single-payer health care

Political Economy Research Institute: Economic Analysis of the Healthy California Single-Payer Health Care Proposal