Health Care

A Healthcare System that Works for Everyone.We will join 36 other industrialized nations in making sure everyone has access to affordable health care, starting by fixing the prescription drug program and investing in stem cell and other medical research.

California Democratic Party: Health Care Platform. California Democrats believe that health care is a human right not a privilege. The CDP recognizes that the health and well-being of Californians cannot continue to be based on arbitrary private and public financial decisions, and therefore advocates legislation to create and implement a publicly funded (single-payer), privately delivered, fiscally tractable, affordable, comprehensive, secure, high-quality, efficient, and sustainable health care for all Californians.

Research Documents

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit - An Empty Promise. Many seniors are led to believe this legislation will pay for their prescription drugs but will be surprised to learn they still have to pay a lot, in many cases most of the costs.

Bush's Medicare Gift to the Drug Industry. A plan like this could only have been written by drug companies for drug companies. How the Bush Administration betrayed America's seniors to pad the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry.

Medicare Prescription Drug Cost Scandal. Republicans withheld costs to push through a flawed policy benefiting the pharmaceutical industry, not America’s Seniors. Americans deserve better. Democrats demand an honest vote on real costs.

Republican Medicare Bribery Scandal. The Bush Administration and Congressional Republican Leadership did not have the votes to pass the seriously flawed Medicare bill, so the vote was held open for a record two-hours-and-51-minutes as special deals were offered. America deserves better.