This election will be highly consequential to our health, including the public health response to the pandemic, and the health care system that all Californians rely on—from the ability to get on and stay on Medi-Cal and Covered California, or affording the cost of prescription drugs and private health coverage. At stake in this election is our state’s progress towards universal, equitable, and affordable health care coverage, or if that progress may be stopped, or rolled back. In the last several years, California has made key improvements that could be threatened: We’ve seen the biggest drop of the uninsured rate of all 50 states, with more than 5 million Californians gaining affordable health care coverage, reducing racial disparities and coverage […] Read More

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