With the failure of the Republican-led replacement to the Affordable Care Act, there’s now a renewed push for a single-payer healthcare system.
State senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins recently authored Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single-payer system in the California.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will soon introduce legislation titled “Medicare for All” that would establish a similar system on the federal level.
The documentary “Now is the Time” explores the issues surrounding the American healthcare system and the need for a single player platform; it’s being screened in Auburn Thursday night.
The filmmakers join former Sacramento County Health Officer Glennah Trochet on Insight to explain why a single payer system must be adopted.