California - SB562

The Healthy California Act.


February 17, 2017


Under the Affordable Care Act and Covered California, the number of uninsured in our state is at a historic low, and we’ve slowed rising health care costs. Last year Governor Brown signed Senator Lara’s Health4All Kids (SB 4), and the 2017-18 budget proposal includes $279.5 million to cover 185,000 children regardless of their immigration status. But lack of insurance still affects immigrant communities, rural California, working families and young people.

President Trump and Republicans in Congress have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act. President Trump’s executive order on repealing the Affordable Care Act states that the federal government should “provide greater flexibility to States and cooperate with them in implementing healthcare programs.”

Healthy California Highlights:

  • Every California resident has one plan and more choice. No more plan-switching or guesswork when insurance rates or plans change.
  • You pick your doctor, not health insurers
  • Clinicians make decisions about care, not computers
  • By pooling health care funds in a publicly-run fund we get the bargaining power of the seventh largest economy.
  • We cut out insurance company waste and duplication
  • No more out of control co-pays and high deductibles
  • Public oversight on costs and care, not decisions made in secret
  • Managing prescription drug costs

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