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

The CA Assembly Committee on Health will present their analysis of AB1400 on April 21. WEDNESDAY! Get your calls in today!

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. 

Action #1: Update on last weekend’s CalCare Caravan & invitation to join the CalCare phone banks!

Many thanks to all of you who helped in any way with Saturday’s CalCare SPEAKOUT and caravan.  Whether you attended the event, took pictures, made signs, made phone calls, sent emails, offered suggestions, or wished us well from afar – it all helped to make the event as successful as it was.  #BetterTogether
To keep the momentum going, here’s a list of urgent actions you can take right now to promote #CalCare and Healthcare Justice:
+The CA Assembly Committee on Health will present their analysis of AB1400 on April 21.  So it’s urgent that we contact the members of  this committee immediately to tell them why CA needs AB1400.  For a list of committee members and links to contact them go to: ahea.assembly.CA.gov/membersstaff
+Text “CALCARE” TO 69866 to join the Phone Banks.
+If you have 10 minutes, please call or email your legislator today!

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