Assembly Bill 2200, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, proposes a transformative shift in California's health care landscape by introducing a comprehensive single-payer system. Today, the U.S. health care system is fragmented, complex, and leaves many without adequate coverage, as well as burdening individuals with high costs. Despite health care spending in the U.S. far exceeding other high-income, industrialized countries with single-payer systems, we consistently report worse health outcomes and disparities among vulnerable populations.
AB 2200, improving upon my previous single-payer bill last session, aims to address these shortcomings by creating a single-payer health care coverage system in California, called CalCare, that will provide quality health care coverage for all Californians, regardless of citizenship status, while also eliminating out-of-pocket costs. By streamlining payments and focusing on health equity, CalCare seeks to improve health outcomes and ensure access to essential care services across the state.
Comprehensive Coverage: CalCare ensures access to a wide range of health services, including primary care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health, and long-term care.
No Out-of-Pocket Costs: Say goodbye to copays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses. CalCare provides essential health care services without financial barriers.
Health Equity: Underserved communities are a priority. This bill establishes an Office of Health Equity to ensure health equity is a primary issue across California.
Provider Choice: Patients retain the freedom to choose their health care providers with one important change: patients will no longer need to worry about network restrictions.
Prescription Cost: CalCare leverages bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower costs for prescription drugs, making medications more affordable for all Californians.
Explore our fact sheet and frequently asked questions to find answers to common queries about CalCare, including eligibility, cost, provider options, and its impact on existing health insurance plans.
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