Submitted by ADonahue on December 3, 2021

CalCare: California Guaranteed Health Care for All

The California Nurses Association is proud to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), which would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right.

AB 1400 sets in motion a single-payer health care coverage system in California 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.

Our statement on the California State Assembly failure to hold a vote on AB 1400

On Jan. 30, 2022, elected leaders in California had the opportunity to put patients first and set an example for the whole country by passing AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, in the State Assembly. Instead, Assembly Member Ash Kalra, the main author of the bill, chose not to hold a vote on this bill at all, providing cover for those who would have been forced to go on the record about where they stand on guaranteed health care for all people in California.

Read our full statement


Nurses vow to continue fight for CalCare because ‘we never give up on our patients’

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.

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
February 1, 2022

Nurses condemn California Assembly for ‘giving up’ on bill to guarantee health care in the state

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
January 31, 2022

California Nurses Association celebrates major milestone toward winning guaranteed health care in the state

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.

California Nurses Association
January 20, 2022