June 28, 2017
This week Speaker of the California State Assembly shelved SB562, stating that the bill was woefully incomplete. This effectively stalls the bill for this year. His decision has created an uproar. If you support single payer universal healthcare for all Californians, get informed, get engaged and commit to the long haul.
Contact your state representative and support SB 562
State Assembly (District 42)
Assembly Member Chad Mayes– (R)
State Senate (District 16)
Senator Jean Fuller– (R)
Speaker of the California State Assembly
Anthony Rendon (D)
916 319 2063
562 529 3250
Governor Jerry Brown (D)
916 445 2841
Stories from the Frontlines – local community members are invited to make videos that support SB562 and tell their stories. Please consider submitting a video. It’s easy. Click here to read and download our video making and submission guidelines.
Why Take Action for a Healthy California?
Each of us gets the healthcare we need through a just, equitable healthcare system that guarantees healthcare for every California resident as a fundamental human right, not just as a privilege.
Healthy California covers ALL medically necessary care, including medical, vision, dental, hearing, as well as mental and reproductive health. One comprehensive plan, freedom of provider choice, no more networks.
Healthy California pays for all covered services, giving it the power to eliminate waste and contain costs. Nearly all individuals and businesses would save. No more co-pays, deductibles, or surprise medical bills!
Healthy California is accountable only to the public. Doctors and nurses, not insurance companies, work with you to decide your care. This ensures that private profit never comes before public health.
Healthy California is a campaign comprised of organizations representing over 4 million Californians committed to guaranteeing healthcare for the residents of our state. Our goal is to win improved Medicare for All in California.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made history by expanding health insurance to millions of Californians for the first time. However, it left insurance companies in charge of our healthcare system. Also, even with the ACA, 3,000,000 California residents are still uninsured.
With the federal government again doing healthcare reform, moving more responsibility for healthcare to the states, it’s imperative that California establish a better, truly universal system, which finally gets costs under control. The Golden State can set the standard for the country by implementing a just and equitable healthcare system — Healthy California!
Understanding the Healthy California Act
Go to the website and sign the petition:
Look up your CA State Representatives:
IMB members traveled to Sacramento on Friday, May 19, 2017 for Healthy California Lobby Day. They visited our representatives and turned in petitions in support of SB 562, collected by our members. California is leading the way on sane healthcare for all! THANK YOU to those who went and those who are collecting signatures!