The high-stakes political battle over health care has gripped the Capitol and, ultimately, it is all but certain to play out in the state budget and in this year’s elections.
A major figure in the debate is Anthony Wright, the executive director of Health Access California, which advocates for the expansion of reasonably priced, quality health care.
Wright and his allies, who have formed a group called Care for All Californians, are pushing a 20-bill package that is now making its way through the Legislature. Backed by a consortium of over 50 health care organizations, unions and nonprofits, the bills would significantly reshape California’s health care landscape and potentially bring the state’s uninsured rate to below 3%.
Wright sat down with for the Capitol Weekly Podcast with John Howard and Tim Foster to chat about the Care For All proposal and the prospects for universal health care in California.