A detailed solution of how the California State Government can address the issue of health are affordability.

The State of California can create a department inside the California Health and Human Services Agency devoted to healthcare affordability with the main goal of setting up a program that can help low income families receive healthcare. It is crucial for low income families, specifically those living under the poverty line, to be addressed first until the program can expand its efforts to support a broader range of families. Low income families can be identified through their income level marked on their tax forms. The department can reach out to these families, offering assistance with health insurance. The department can also offer educational seminars in order to inform these families about registering for health clinics and allow them to receive assistance from experts on how to sign up for health insurance. 

In addition to this department, the California State Congress can propose a bill that forces all California businesses to offer healthcare insurance for full time employees. If the bill is passed, the state would help to provide funding for businesses to enact this program. 

In order to pay for these two solutions, the state government could request a grant from the federal government, as well as reallocate the margin of the state budget that was used for Covid-19 response to funding the programs enacted by the Department inside the California Health and Human Services Agency as well as the bill passed by the State.


Here is a list of some ways the people of California can help push the government to enact the proposed solution.

Here is a list of some ways the people of California can help push the government to enact the proposed solution:

  • Create media posts on platforms such as Facebook or Twitter to spread awareness of available and affordable healthcare in California. If enough people share campaign messages on Twitter or Facebook with a hashtag, the message may ‘trend’ and receive even more attention via app interfaces that highlight trending topics for users and widely followed major media outlets that amplify these memes by reporting on them some campaigns and social movements, such as the #BlackLivesMatter, which came to be known by their hashtag.
  • Pressure local newspapers as well as news stations to spread awareness regarding the need for a department that provides healthcare for low income families by stationing peaceful protests at local government buildings, such as the State Capital in Sacramento, City Halls throughout California, state parks, and local parks.  
  • Send letters or emails to government officials expressing concerns on the issues related to healthcare in California, which would include uninsured and under-insured portions of the population as well as the need for a bill that forces businesses to grant health insurance to full time employees. Letters published in local newspapers, magazines, or blogs are often read by a politician or his/her staff, especially if they mention the politician or are related to an issue she/he is working on; the same is often true for call-in segments on local TV and radio.
  • Work with your city’s council to come up with efficient ways to advocate for a new healthcare department and bill. Talk to friends, peers, teachers, family to both spread and gain awareness regarding affordable healthcare in California.