Editorial Pages Question Likelihood of Health Reform
Summaries of an opinion piece and editorial regarding Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) health care reform proposal appear below.
- Jim Boren, Fresno Bee: "Schwarzenegger's plan may not be perfect, but it starts the discussion toward getting a solution to this crisis," Boren, editor of the Bee's editorial page, writes in his column. Boren cautions people not to "be surprised if nothing happens in the Legislature" because health care "is one of the most difficult issues to resolve, and there's no evidence that the state Senate or Assembly is up to the task" (Boren, Fresno Bee, 2/18).
Orange County Register: "The likelihood of improving health care for Californians by government coercion and increased taxation strains credibility and offends common sense," a Register editorial states. "But on top of that, the governor's plan either purposely paints too rosy a financial picture or incompetently miscalculates" its total cost, according to the editorial (Orange County Register, 2/20).