Creating Single-Payer System Would Put Calif. Taxpayers On Hook For At Least $200B A Year
The Sacramento Bee breaks down the obstacles that may keep single-payer legislation from becoming reality.
California Health Care: Raise Taxes For Single-Payer Or Ration?
Republican Gov. Earl Warren suggested a taxpayer-financed universal health care system in 1945. Voters considered and defeated a version of universal care in 2004. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a single-payer bill in 2006. Now there is renewed interest, as proponents like Sen. Kamala Harris and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom see single-payer as the solution to Republican-led efforts to unravel Obamacare. (Hart, 3/13)