Insurance Chief Urges Action on Medical Safety Net
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R) argues that the state's Major Risk Medical Insurance Program is failing to "adequately spread the risk necessary to keep it financially sound" and that "unnecessary constraints" are imposed on the program. He concludes, "The major risk program is the frayed safety net for California's middle class. Everyone is a pink slip away from needing its protections."
- "State's Major Risk Health Insurance Program Is Ailing" (Poizner, Sacramento Bee, 7/17).