Calif. Legislators Push for Health Insurance Overhaul
In separate opinion pieces reacting to Anthem Blue Cross of California's planned rate hikes, Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) argues for a state-run, single-payer health care system in California, while Assembly member Dave Jones (D-Sacramento) -- a candidate for state insurance commissioner -- calls for state regulation of health insurance rates.
- "It's Time To Regulate Health Insurance Rates" (Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/16).
- "Single-Payer Insurance Needed Now" (Leno, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/16).