We support AB-1400 for its acknowledgement of the need for culturally, linguistically, and structurally competent care. This is a vital part of the legislation, to sensitively provide care to people of color. Translation services, prescribed diets, and other such components of care should be culturally competent to meet the physical and mental health needs of our diverse communities. Implementing a comprehensive single payer healthcare plan in California, the most diverse state in the nation, is a statement of equality. For these and many other reasons, we look forward to working with the authors in advancing AB-1400 and the effort to win a “single-payer” health care system in California.
Download the PANA Support letter for AB 1400 HERE.
Read more about AB 1400: https://progressiveasians.org/support-ab-1400-the-calcare-act/