Single Payer

A Single-Payer, Improved Medicare-For-All Healthcare Program

"California Democrats believe healthcare is a human right, not a privilege. The California Democratic Party recognizes that the health and well-being of Californians cannot continue to be based on arbitrary private and public financial decisions, and therefore advocates legislation to create and implement a publicly funded, single-payer, privately delivered, fiscally tractable, affordable, comprehensive, secure, high-quality, efficient, and sustainable healthcare system for all Californians."

The above paragraph is copied directly from the California Democratic Platform, which the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club aligns with. Both the 2018 CDP Platform and PPDC endorse Senate Bill 562, The Healthy California Act.

S.B. 562 would implement a Single-Payer/Medicare for All healthcare system that would cover all California residents at a cost savings of $37 billion dollars a year to the state  -- while providing ALL medically necessary care, including, at a minimum:

• Primary and preventive care
• Emergency care
• Mental health services
• Pre- and post-natal care
• Dental
• Vision
• Hearing
• Immunizations
• Laboratory and diagnostic services
• Surgical and rehabilitative care
• Ambulance services
• Translation and interpretation services
• Transportation to and from the doctor or hospital
• Case management
• Adult day care
• Hospice
• In-home care
• Up to 100 days of skilled nursing
• Alcohol and drug rehab
• Dialysis
• Blood products
• Chiropractic care
• Acupuncture
• Podiatry

To read the Healthy CA Act (S.B. 562) Bill go to: