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?


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