Opinion: Basic Health Plan Supporters’ Claims Inaccurate
In a Capitol Weekly opinion piece, Micah Weinberg -- senior policy adviser to the Bay Area Council and senior research fellow at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute -- writes that claims statingÂ that a Basic Health Plan would be more affordable for Californians are "incorrect." He adds that the "proposal would take away subsidies for the purchase of private health insurance from an estimated 800,000 lower-income Californians." Weinberg concludes, "We need to spend the special session bolstering health care reform, not pulling it apart."
- "Opinion: Basic Health Plan Numbers Do Not Add Up" (Weinberg, Capitol Weekly, 10/9).