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Governor Newsom's Healthy California for All Commission found that over ten years, publicly funded guaranteed health care could save Californians $500 billion and more than 40,000 lives. This calculator provides estimates of the savings you could receive if we enact a "unified healthcare financing system" (or single payer), to cover all medically necessary care with no premiums, co-payments, or deductibles.

Transitioning to a single payer unified financing system would require permission from the federal government via a "waiver." Governor Newsom has been an advocate for universal healthcare since the beginning of his candidacy, and new legislation will help him achieve this vital goal.

The Healthy California Now coalition has worked with Senator Scott Wiener to introduce SB 770, which would require our state to finally take this crucial first step toward achieving guaranteed healthcare for ALL Californians — by implementing mandatory timelines, procedures and reporting requirements for the waiver process.

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Default for single is $200 and family is $500.
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If you and your spouse file jointly for income taxes, include premium payments, out-of-pocket costs, and annual income for both of you.
Enter Medicare Part B (doctor) & Part D (drug) premiums paid directly or deducted from your Social Security, plus any premiums for Medigap supplemental plans, Medicare health plans (Medicare Advantage), dental insurance, etc. Default is $225 for one person.
Default for single is $550 and family is $1,400.
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Include premiums paid by current employers. Leave out retirement plan contributions to premiums. Default is $0.
Default for single is $2,000 and family is $4,000.
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Enter all payments for doctors, emergency and hospital care, drugs, dental, vision, and hearing. Include deductibles, co-payments, and uncovered services. Estimates are fine. Default is $2,250 for one person.
Default is the California average of $60,000.
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Default is the California average for seniors of $24,000 for one person.
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Calculations are based on data from the proceedings of Governor Newsom’s Healthy California for All Commission. Default values are estimated using data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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