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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.
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?
Catherine Ho, health care reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
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.”
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