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California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act

CA A.B. 1690 sets in motion a single-payer health care coverage system in California, called CalCare, for all residents, regardless of citizenship status. By streamlining payments and lowering per-capita health care spending, CalCare guarantees quality health care and long-term care without creating barriers to care or out-of-pocket costs. Read our fact sheet to learn more »

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CalCare Weekend of Action on March 25 & 26

Grassroots organizing is key to winning CalCare. Join a CalCare canvass event hear you.

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Building the movement for CalCare in 2023: Our 5 part plan

We are doubling down on our long-held commitment to fight for and win CalCare. Learn more by reading our blog post.

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See our list of CalCare Pledge signers

We're asking elected officials and candidates to sign our pledge to do everything in their power to fight for the passage of single-payer guaranteed health care in California. See our current list of signers.

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Read the 7 CalCare principles

CalCare is the solution to our broken health care system. It will guarantee health care as a human right in the state of California by providing comprehensive, high quality health care to all, just like Medicare for All would do nationally.

Learn about waivers

To capture federal health care dollars in a state single-payer system, states can obtain waivers for administering health care programs paid for with federal funding.

Why I voted No on the Healthy California for All Commission final report

Read our blog post to learn how the Commission did not fulfill its stated goal when the final report was delivered in April, 2022.

Nurses will never give up on their patients, will keep fighting for CalCare

Read our blog post on what happened with AB 1400 and how we move forward together as a movement.

Sign up to join our movement of thousands of activists, volunteers, and supporters who are fighting for a single-payer health care system that prioritizes patients over profits.

Press releases

Vowing never to back down against the corporate health care industry, CNA announced they are renewing their fight to pass CalCare. The legislation would guarantee free, comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right through a single-payer system.
After nurses and our allies learned that the California State Assembly failed to hold a vote on AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, a bill that would establish a single-payer health system for the state, we are disappointed—but not defeated.
This failure by elected representatives to put patients above profits at a time when it’s more clear than ever before that health care must be a right.
California Nurses Association celebrated momentous progress toward guaranteed health care in California as AB 1400 passed out of the appropriations committee today and moves to the full Assembly for a vote.