Single payer provides universal access to health care and simplified billing. Low administrative overhead means more of the health care dollar goes to health care.

How is Medicare For All paid for?

  • Single payer achieves savings by removing the middlemen, simplifying administration,  and negotiating drug prices. 
  • Taxes levied on larger businesses, as well as a progressive tax on personal incomes will be less than what most people and businesses have been paying for premiums, deductibles, copays, and drug costs. Our current system unfairly burdens the middle class. 
  • Those with very high incomes may pay slightly more. For a more complete discussion: Single Payer Saves Californians $117 billion a year


Financing Medicare For All

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