AB 1400 Assembly Vote

Healthcare is a civil rights and justice issue to establish health equity and end all barriers to care, but once again corporate healthcare giants are on the wrong side of history — choosing their profits over our community’s needs. The grassroots movement, led by the nurses and Assemblymember Ash Kalra, was able to get AB 1400 (CalCare) passed through both the Assembly Health and Appropriations committee. Now, AB 1400 will be up for a vote as soon as TOMORROW and must be passed out of the Assembly by January 31st.We need your help to call your Assemblymember and ask them to vote YES for AB 1400 to guarantee healthcare for ALL Californians.As predicted, the insurance, pharma and corporate hospitals have stepped up their tired attacks on creating Medicare for All in the Golden State. Don’t let your legislator fall for it — nearly all Californians will save money and have more comprehensive benefits with AB 1400 which covers all care ordered by your medical professional INCLUDING: dental, vision, hearing, chiropractic and medical devices.Myths about AB 1400 (Corporate Healthcare Talking Points) vs. Reality about AB 1400 (CalCare)Myth: AB 1400 will raise your taxes.

Reality: CalCare means you pay less and get better healthcare! Workers and the middle class are tired of paying a hidden tax for healthcare of up to 25-40% of our income through taxes in the form of monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Nearly all Californians will save money and get more healthcare — even after paying a small CalCare tax based on what you can afford and NO out of pocket costs when you get care.Myth: It takes away your choice.

Reality: AB 1400 means MORE CHOICE! No more limits on which provider you can access. No insurance denials of treatment or prescriptions. Your healthcare needs are met based on decisions between you and your medical provider.Myth: It will costs billions!

Reality: CalCare SAVES BILLIONS. A recent UC Berkeley Study shows we would save up to $498 Billion dollars over the next 10 years with a single payer system like CalCare. If we don’t shift, healthcare costs will continue to skyrocket and we will pay $175 billion MORE for healthcare in 2031 alone. Medical bills continue to be the leading cause of bankruptcy — we cannot afford our current broken system.Myth: Your care will be rationed.

Reality: AB 1400 covers your healthcare needs! Our current system rations Healthcare decisions are made with your provider, not an insurance company. PLUS it covers medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, hearing — ensuring you get the healthcare you need and deserve.Myth: Jobs will be lost.

Reality: AB 1400 is a job creator that provides economic security to displaced workers! In addition to retraining any jobs lost in insurance or other industries, imagine the ripple effects when people can start businesses or hire more staff when the cost of healthcare is no longer a barrier. Not to mention people who stay in miserable jobs just for healthcare!To push AB 1400 over the top, we need more people power than ever. This is the beginning of a fight for healthcare justice that will ultimately be decided in a ballot initiatve. Now is the time to educate, organize and build the movement. You can help us fuel the movement to make California the first state in the nation to guarantee healthcare for ALL! Donate now, donate monthly! Help us continue this fight for healthcare justice! Onward,

Pilar Schiavo
Organizer
Healthy California Now
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One Response to AB 1400 Assembly Vote

  1. Eli says:

    Thanks for this. Where can I look up if it passed?
    Doesn’t look like this is updated yet: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billVotesClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB1400

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