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  1. Jan 29, 2022 · Last week, the proposal to create a single-payer system in Californiacalled AB-1400 — was approved by a state assembly committee. California previously considered establishing a...

  2. Feb 17, 2022 · Introduced last year as a two-year bill, AB 1400 was trying to make California the first state in the nation to institute a comprehensive Single-Payer Healthcare system called CalCare....

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  4. Jan 31, 2022 · AB 1400 would have created CalCare — a single-payer health care plan that would cover everyone in the state — and an independent, nine-member CalCare Board to administer it. The bill was...

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  5. Feb 1, 2022 · AB 1400 would have created a publicly financed healthcare system called CalCare, which could cost between $314 billion and $391 billion in state and federal funds, according to a legislative...

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    • What would CalCare do? CalCare would establish a state insurance plan that would cover all California residents regardless of employment, income, health status, marital status or documentation status.
    • What medical services would CalCare cover? CalCare would include coverage for medically necessary services currently covered under the Affordable Care Act, PLUS oral health, audiology, vision services and long-term care.
    • How would CalCare be different from private health insurance? CalCare would eliminate premiums, deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance. It would also eliminate hassles like pre-authorizations for treatment, provider networks and enrollment periods.
    • How would CalCare be financed? CalCare would be financed by a public Trust Fund, which would be funded by monies from federal and state government agencies along with additional revenue sources, like a wealth tax, to be determined by the California State Legislature.
  6. Jan 31, 2022 · Update: A.B. 1400, California's single-payer healthcare bill, has been withdrawn from consideration for a floor vote by the state Assembly in an eleventh-hour move that has shocked and outraged progressives.

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