California achieved the nation’s largest gains in health coverage by rigorously implementing- and improving upon- the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Our health care system is stronger because we implemented patient protections and made real progress on controlling health care costs, and improving quality and equity. The Care4All California campaign seeks to improve access to health care in California, and to move beyond the debate over repealing the ACA to the work that still needs to be done.
The Care4All California campaign is committed to ensuring that California has 100% health coverage, as well as improving quality, affordability, and equity in our health system. We are moving California forward to attain:
- Universal coverage, regardless of immigration status, age, disability, income, or other factors.
- Affordable coverage, with increased financial assistance in Covered California to reduce premiums and cost-sharing, so no Californian pays more than a percentage of their income for their premium, on a sliding scale, and lower co-pays and deductibles too.
- Cost-effective coverage that improves health outcomes and reduces disparities. Care is focused on value, quality and equity for patients, rather than profits.
- Public coverage options that are determined by public policy and accountability rather than the whims of private insurers.
In 2018, the Care4All California campaign is advancing a policy agenda that meets the four standards of access, affordability, quality, and equity by:
- Expanding Medi-Cal coverage to all low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status;
- Improving affordability for individuals who purchase through the ACA;
- Eliminating hurdles to care for the most vulnerable Californians including low-income workers and families, seniors, and persons with disabilities;
- Improving outcomes and equity through greater oversight and accountability; and
- Addressing health care cost drivers that make care unaffordable, from insurance to hospital care to prescription drugs.