Our profit-centric healthcare system was broken before COVID-19. It’s just more obvious now.

  • Action #1: Update on last weekend’s CalCare Caravan & invitation to join the CalCare phone banks!
  • Action #2: Sign a petition to Newsom to make single payer health care a reality in CA!
  • Action #3: Tell your state legislators to vote “YES” on AB 1400 – CalCare

Despite the gains made under the Affordable Care Act, nearly 3 million Californians have no health insurance, and millions more have insurance that they can’t afford to use because their copays and deductibles are too high. Meanwhile, for-profit insurance companies are reporting record-breaking profits, even while the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage California and medical bankruptcies are at an all time high. In fact, these corporations benefitted from the pandemic, because we couldn’t access healthcare our premiums paid for safely. Despite this, premiums will be increasing in 2021, because that’s what profit-driven corporations do. It’s past time for a change to a patient-centric healthcare model. In the era of COVID-19, single-payer has taken on a new urgency. 

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