Opinion: Basic Health Plan Bill Threatens Reform in Calif.
In a San Jose Mercury News opinion piece, Micah Weinberg, a senior policy adviser at the Bay Area Council, argues that state legislation to create a Basic Health Plan "poses a grave threat to the California Health Benefit Exchange, which is the linchpin of federal health care reform." He concludes, "The Basic Health Plan is not the right choice for California. Let the new markets created by the federal health reforms for insurance work."
- "Micah Weinberg: California Health Reform Threatened by Bill for Basic Health Plan" (Weinberg, San Jose Mercury News, 8/7).