Single Payer

California Before 10 Years of the ACA

Especially given all that is going on in our health system, it is time to stop re-litigating a health law signed ten years ago, especially one that has shown so much proven success. California is proof of how much our health system has transformed. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, California was the national poster child for the need for health care reform in 2010: SKY HIGH UNINSURED RATE: California had the highest number of uninsured of any state, and the 7th highest uninsured rate in the nation. If Southern California were its own state, it would have rivaled Texas for number one. Los Angeles could claim to be Ground Zero for the health care crisis in America. The Census […] Read More

Statement on Next Steps to Universal Coverage

From: Health Access California, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, and Western Center on Law and Poverty “As health care consumer advocacy organizations, we are committed to universal health coverage, supporting single-payer proposals, Health4All expansions, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Medicare. Since November, we have been first focused on the federal fight to protect millions of Californians from losing their health coverage. California has proven that when more people have the opportunity for good health and financial security, we create healthier, more prosperous communities that benefit all of us.” “We condemn in the strongest possible terms any violence or threat of violence, including toward any elected official, of any party. Such tactics undermine the very values that we hope to advance […] Read More

A California Resolution to the Primary Debate on the Future of Health Reform

Blog post written by Anthony Wright, Executive Director of Health Access California Since Health Access does not endorse candidates, I have refrained from commenting on the Presidential primary debates. There has been little to analyze on the Republican side, given the minimal substance on health policy, besides the standard talking points about the repeal of Obamacare. On the Democratic side, the health care debate has been more interesting. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has embraced the Affordable Care Act and outlined a series of proposals to not just defend it but “build on it” for increased affordability, expanded access and improved quality. While Senator Bernie Sanders voted for and supported the Affordable Care Act, he strongly advocates for a broader revamp of […] Read More