CalCare press releases

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Rep. Ash Kalra (AD 25), Sen. Dave Cortese (SD 15) on CNA panel for CalCare

Assemblymember Ash Kalra, California Nurses Association introduce CalCare legislation

AB 2200 would enact a comprehensive framework of governance, benefits, program standards, and health care cost controls for a single-payer health care coverage system in California, guaranteeing comprehensive, high-quality health care for all Californians as a human right.

California Nurses Association
February 7, 2024

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California nurses renew fight for guaranteed health care

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.

California Nurses Association
February 17, 2023


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

Nurses outside hold CalCare signs

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

Person holding heart CalCare sign and placing flag on car.

Nurses praise Assembly Health Committee passage of guaranteed health care bill as ‘hope for California’

CNA today congratulated the Assembly Health Committee chair and committee members for approving the single-payer Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), AB 1400 Tuesday night.

California Nurses Association
January 12, 2022

Ady Barkan

Nurses, health care activist Ady Barkan to speak out for guaranteed health care at key Assembly hearing Tuesday

CNA will be joined by the nationally renowned health care activist in testifying at the first key legislative hearing of 2022 on CalCare.

California Nurses Association
January 10, 2022

CalCare: California Guaranteed Health Care for All

California Nurses Association holds day of action, demands guaranteed health care for all people in California

In 15 cities across the state, nurses and organizers are demanding that the state pass AB 1400 (CalCare).

California Nurses Association
January 8, 2022

CalCare: California Guaranteed Health Care for All

California nurses say that delaying action on establishing guaranteed health care for the state is a mistake, Californians cannot wait

Lawmakers today are choosing to delay for another year action on AB 1400, the bill known as CalCare that would establish a guaranteed, single-payer health system for all California residents, using the excuse that they need to hash out more details and decide how to finance it.

California Nurses Association
April 21, 2021

CalCare logo for California Guaranteed Healthcare for All

Nurses applaud introduction of CalCare bill to implement a single-payer system in California

Renewing its commitment to the larger fight for health care justice, the California Nurses Association (CNA) is pleased to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400 (Kalra), 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.

California Nurses Association
February 19, 2021