CalCare is the name of the California Single-Payer/Medicare for All Health Care System proposed by the California Nurses Association. CalCare would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care for all Californians as a human right, leading the nation in the larger fight for health care justice
THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CALCARE
Everybody in, nobody out. Everybody, regardless of race, sex, gender, country of origin, disability status, immigration status, marital status, age, and income, gets the care they need regardless of ability to pay.
A SINGLE PUBLIC PROGRAM:
A single payer, publicly funded through progressive taxation, to cover all necessary care in California, eliminating billions in bloat and waste and saving people thousands on their health care costs.
FULLY COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS:
Includes medical, dental, hearing, vision, mental health, prescription drugs, long term care, and more. All decisions about care would be made between you and your doctors and nurses, not insurance companies.
FREEDOM TO CHOOSE YOUR CARE PROVIDER:
Under CalCare, there would be no more “in network” or “out of network.” You would have the freedom to choose any doctor or hospital you’d like.
FREE AT THE POINT OF SERVICE:
No more copays, premiums, or deductibles. You arrive at the doctor’s office, show them your CalCare card, and get the care you need. It’s that simple!
Funding and programs to protect and support any displaced workers in the insurance industry.
PATIENT CARE BASED ON PATIENT NEED:
No more financial incentives to avoid providing necessary care, including “value-based” payment models for providers.
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HC4US advocates for comprehensive, high-quality universal health care through single-payer public financing. Our goal is to guarantee health care as a human right for ALL California residents, advancing the larger fight for health care justice and energizing the implementation of national Single Payer/Medicare for All.