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Dr. Nadereh Pourat featured in guest interview for KLAW-FM about California's legislative process for developing single-payer healthcare

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and director of research at FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured June 7 in a KALW-FM guest broadcast interview about California's Senate and Assembly process for developing and passing universal single-payer healthcare in California.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

From KALW-FM broadcast interview:

Will California make single-payer healthcare a reality? On June 1st the state Senate voted in favor of single-payer health care.

The Healthy California Act now sits before the Assembly. The plan aims to provide all California residents with comprehensive universal single-payer health care and control health care costs. Implementing it could cost between $330 to $400 billion per year, about what we’re paying with private insurance. Critics say it’s “counterintuitive.” Supporters say residents and businesses would reap significant savings. How would it work?

Guests:

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, director of research at UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research

Catherine Ho, health care reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Interview excerpt:

Dr. Pourat: “The idea for the bill [SB 562] is not only that it’s single-payer, but it is comprehensive and will cover every California resident, regardless of citizenship, regardless of income.” 

Listen to the full interview from KALW-FM


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