Dear Friends,

You are the most important resource in the effort to win healthcare equality and justice. You understand this complex issue and, most importantly, you care. You care about inclusion, affordability, efficiency and equality. And so you, like us, are most likely feeling disappointed about reform thus far.

Now that the ACA implementation has matured, we clearly see that the fractured and cruel nature of the American health care “scheme” continues unabated.

Dramatic inequality in cost, access and outcomes remain, while billions of our tax dollars are transferred from the US Treasury to the private health insurance industry. And what are those tax dollars going to pay for? Obscene CEO salaries and high-priced private boxes at stadiums are just the most visible of the irresponsible mis-allocation of our healthcare dollars.

In response, COC is now providing administrative support for a broad-based alliance of organizations – international, national, regional, state and local – that support a Waiver for State Innovation to implement single payer in California. There are nearly 100 organizations in the Alliance. Contact georgia@allcarealliance.org to join or for more information.

In addition, COC is laying the groundwork for an integrated socal media campaign to build netroots support for a transformational change in healthcare financing. We can overcome our movement’s generational barrier by strategically adopting social media and connecting the dots for the “new economy” which the Millennials face: a contract, part-time and temporary workforce without benefits.

Just as importantly, COC continues to develop the financial resources for the political analysis. Without more and better information, polling, message testing and analysis, we will falter. This is not inexpensive and it has the least funding of any of our projects. Your generous donation – especially a monthly pledge – will make a meaningful difference. Click Donate and help us win single payer!

Latest (Not so Greatest) News:

BLUE SHIELD PURCHASES EXECUTIVE SKY BOX AT LEVI STADIUM
If you think this is an outrageous way to spend our healthcare dollar, sign a letter to Attorney General Kamala Harris demanding she invoke a “charitable trust” on their assets. read more

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS HIT WITH CLASS ACTION SUIT: INADEQUATE NETWORKS!
Narrow networks are a proven money-maker for health insurers. But, tragically, they limit care for California families. We all deserve the chance to consult the physician of our choice, no matter what! read more

HATE PRICE GOUGING? CHECK OUT SB45, INSURANCE RATE REGULATION!
Nearly every other line of consumer insurance has rate regulation in California. But the health insurance companies have rigged the political system so they can cheat! read more

HEALTH INSURANCE CEOS JOIN THE .0001%
2014 saw health insurance CEOs win spectacular raises in the millions of dollars with subsidies from the US Treasury bolstering their profits. read more

We are pleased to announce that News from the Frontline will be a monthly newsletter, with the goal of keeping you informed about what’s happening in California’s health industry and about activities around the state that advance single payer. Thank you for your continuing support for healthcare justice. You really are our most importance resource.

Sincerely,

Andrew McGuire
Executive Director, California OneCare

Thank you for taking action in support of Medicare for All Californians. Together we will win!