Editorial: Health Reform Law ‘Better’ Than Current System
The federal health reform law "is not perfect," but it is "infinitely better than the system we have now, which is, clearly, failing too many Americans, especially those choosing to live here in California," a Santa Maria Times editorial states. However, the reform lawÂ faces at least "at least two potential barriers," according to the editorial: whether the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the law, and, if the reform law "survives, ... whether doctors in California will be willing to accept Medi-Cal patients." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Keeping California Healthy" (Santa Maria Times, 12/11).