Jerry Brown has expressed deep skepticism about how the state would fund the program.
It’s not true health insurance coverage, though, as the program is not applicable outside of the city-so uninsured patients treated elsewhere may face exorbitant bills.
“California led the pack in expanding quality health care to millions of residents over the past four years; we can not jeopardize our progress by hastily instituting a failed model during this time of uncertainty”, Charles Bacchi, president and CEO of the California Association of Health Plans, said in a statement Thursday. Brown asked at a press conference. “It’s time to talk about how we get to healthcare for all that covers more and costs less”.
A lawmaker has unveiled details on a plan to dramatically change the way Californians receive healthcare with a single-payer system.
Lara, who represents most of Long Beach, hosted a rally for the bill at Harvey Milk Park last month where a few hundred people showed up to support the senator’s efforts to bring universal health care to California.
Thursday’s details don’t answer the governor’s questions; the bill’s authors say they are still developing a detailed funding proposal.
A week after the House GOP pulled their ACA replacement bill, Californian senators continue to push for a single payer health care system.
One advocate for the single-payer approach, however, said he has one question for those who question its viability: “Why is it that every other country does it and it’s cheaper?” asked Andrew McGuire, founder and executive director of California OneCare, which is raising money to launch a campaign for the proposal.
Atkins cited uncertainty over national health care policy as an impetus to act quickly.
“With Republicans’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Californians really get what is at stake with their healthcare”, Lara said in a statement. I would suggest that it might make sense for them to take a serious look at single-payer. Sally C. Pipes, CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that backs limited government, told the publication that she resents paying for “mainly undocumented workers” through the employer fees.
Pipes is originally from Canada, whose publicly funded health care system is viewed by some Americans as a model for the United States. Neither plan won approval from the voters or the legislature.
· * Ability to choose your own doctor from a full list of health care providers, not a narrow network chosen by insurance companies. It would also cover rehabilitation services, child and adult immunizations, care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities as well as services for substance abuse, mental health and even chiropractic and acupuncture.