Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Betty Doumas-Toto about how California can lead the way for Medicare for all.
As hospitals and health workers in the US are overwhelmed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the inadequacies of our current healthcare system are more apparent than ever. Those who are uninsured but need treatment for the virus are seeing their costs covered by taxpayers. But uninsured or underinsured Americans with other ailments are still on the hook for the exorbitant costs of care. Now, Californians are pushing Governor Gavin Newsom to enact a Medicare-for-All system in the nation’s most populous state as soon as President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The state has been one of the hardest hit in the pandemic.
Betty Doumas-Toto, Co-Chair of Healthcare for All – LA and an elected member of the Los Angeles County Democratic County Central Committee.
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