Single Payer


The Health Care section of the Platform of the Green Party opens with the following statement.

The Green Party supports single-payer universal health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege.

Our current health care system lets tens of thousands of people die each year by excluding them from adequate care, while its exorbitant costs are crippling our economy. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health care system.

Below are articles and press releases detailing support for single payer from the national, state & local parties, and our candidates.


GPCA Endorses AB 2200, California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act

The Green Party of California has endorsed AB 2200, California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare) which will begin the process of creating a universal single-payer system of equitable and just health care for every California resident, regardless of employment, income, age or immigration status.

Like many of you, I’ve felt the impact of our broken healthcare system on a very personal level. I lost my mom to the corporate greed of the health insurance industry.

She had gone into the hospital for an operation and as they prepared to discharge her the next day, she could tell something was wrong. She pleaded for more time, but her doctor had no choice – her insurance company would only pay for one night’s stay in the hospital.

For the past five and a half years, the grassroots group, Northwest Indiana Medicare for All (NWIM4A), has been educating citizens across the region about the benefits and necessity of Congress passing legislation to create a national health insurance system.

The profit-driven U.S. healthcare system has produced staggering healthcare inequities, patient suffering and death, declining health outcomes, and massive medical debt. A single-payer system would cover comprehensive health care for everyone from head to toe regardless of citizenship or employment. It will be free at the point of service and cost less than the current system.

  • Saturday, July 30 at Noon. 4351 S Othello St. Seattle

On July 30th, the Seattle March for #HealthcareJustice will take place on the 57th anniversary of the passage of Medicare!

You are invited to attend! Please RSVP here.

  • Opposes Halt to Gas Tax or Criminal Justice Reform, Opposes Public Funds for Buffalo Sports Stadium

ALBANY, NY – The Green Party of New York today said that the accelerating climate crisis calls for the state to enact the Green New Deal as part of this year's state budget, with at least $30 billion devoted to the state building out renewables and enactment of an economic bill of rights including universal single payer health care, a guaranteed living wage job and income, universal child care, affordable housing and tuition-free public education from pre-K through college.

SACRAMENTO, CA - February 3, 2022 — Despite the Democratic Party’s super-majorities in both houses of the legislature, CalCare (AB 1400), the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, was pulled on Monday, January 31, just before the Assembly floor vote, by its primary author, Assemblymember Ash Kalra.

He cited the need to gather more support from Democratic Assemblymembers as the reason, but his action denied voters the opportunity to learn where their representatives stand on the bill.

URGENT CALL TO ACTION - two important bills need YOUR help

Your engagement — at whatever level you are able — can make a big difference in healthcare right now! California can lead the nation by greatly improving the state’s healthcare system. Finally, there are bills in the California legislature that will both implement and fund CalCare. We hope you are able to add your voice to push Sacramento. Please act NOW!

  • What did not make the COP-Out 26 report

1. Over 500 fossil fuel lobbyists were at COP 26, more than any other single delegation.

2. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned that promises emerging from COP 26 will "ring hollow when the fossil fuel industry still receives trillions in subsidies.";

EATTLE – The most direct path to universal healthcare in Washington state is by putting it on the ballot and passing it through a vote of the people. All it takes is 400,000 signatures, collected in 2022!

In order to collect these signatures, Whole Washington is recruiting Signature Captains – people who are willing to step up and collect just 13 signatures a week from May-December, either by themselves or with a small team.