Opposing Viewpoints Discuss Health Insurance Exchange
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) should sign legislation (SB 900, AB 1602) "sooner rather than later" to create California's health insurance exchange, a Sacramento Bee editorial states, adding that the bills "clearly mark the most important state legislation since the federal health care reform law passed." However, John Graham -- director of health care studies at the Pacific Research Institute -- writes in a San FranciscoÂ Examiner opinion piece that the exchange's "supporting bureaucracy" led by "a board of five political appointees" would "limit people's choice of coverage" and ultimately "harm Californians' access to health insurance" and lead to "higher costs."
- "With Pen Stroke, State Can Lead on Health Reform" (Sacramento Bee, 9/9).
- "State Health Exchange Will Slash, Not Boost, Choice" (Graham, San Francisco Examiner, 9/9).