Editorial Criticizes Campaign Against Insurance Exchange
Anthem Blue Cross and the California Chamber of Commerce "are spreading a trio of fear-mongering falsehoods" against legislation (AB 1602, S 900) that would create the California Health Benefit Exchange, a Sacramento Bee editorial states. Anthem and the chamber's "bill-killing effort" says that the legislation would "create a new branch of government," would expose "taxpayers to costs associated with 'fraud, inefficiency or abuse'" and would "have broad authority to levy fees on health insurance plans, hurting consumers," all of which are untrue, according to the Bee. For additional coverage of the Chamber of Commerce's objections to the health insurance exchange bills, see today's Capitol Desk post.
- "Don't Believe Scare Tactics on Health Reform" (Sacramento Bee, 9/29).