Gov. Should Sign Insurance Exchange Bills, Op-Ed Urges
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) should sign legislation to create California's insurance exchange, as mandated under the health reform law, because the exchange is a "moderate solution" that "combines a concern for the public good with the power of the private market," Micah Weinberg -- a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation -- writes in a San Jose Mercury News opinion piece. Weinberg writes that the exchange would negotiate "with insurance companies for better rates" and allow for "consumer power by simplifying the health insurance market." For additional coverage of California's health insurance exchange bills, see today's Capitol Desk post.
- "Why Governor Should Sign Bills Setting Up Health Care Exchange" (Weinberg, San Jose Mercury News, 9/27).