Fil-Am nurses rally for CA to become first in the nation to offer state-sponsored universal healthcare

by Rommel Conclara, ABS-CBN News

 

Filipino nurses joined a massive rally in Sacramento, CA, where they called for the passage of a bill that would make the state the first in the country to launch a single-payer health care system.

 

A single-payer healthcare is one in which the state, rather than private insurers, pays for all healthcare costs.
Critics say the demand will become almost unlimited, and state officials could have a hard time setting limits on what will be provided.

However, supporters of the measure say it’s about time California takes the lead — especially when the country’s Affordable Care Act is at great risk of being repealed and replaced in an overhaul under the Trump administration.

 

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