https://patch.com/california/los-angeles/universal-healthcare-california-backed-la-city-council

By a vote of 11-0, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution to support Medicare-for-All in CA. This came on the heals of Healthcare-for-All Los Angeles work to win endorsements from 17 Neighborhood Councils across the City.

The resolution, if signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, would officially state the city’s support for Assembly Bill 1400, which was introduced on Feb. 19 by Assemblyman Ash Kalra, D-San Jose; Alex Lee, D-San Jose; and Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles.

The bill would establish a single-payer health care system in the state called the California Guaranteed Health Care for All program, or CalCare, which would cover all Californians.

“This bill, if approved, would protect people in California by expanding coverage to nearly 3 million uninsured Californians and provide benefits such as dental care, prescription drug coverage and longterm care. It would end all out-of-pocket patient costs, including premiums, co-pays and deductibles, and it would ban healthcare providers participating in CalCare from operating in the private marketplace. It’s a great way to take greed and the predominance of the profit margin out of the healthcare equation and make sure we put the health and well-being of Californians first.”

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