Providers Split Over Fees in Governor’s Health Plan
KPCC's "KPCC News" on Wednesday reported on reactions from physician and hospital groups to contributions they would have to pay under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) health care reform proposal (Small, "KPCC News," KPCC, 9/5).
Schwarzenegger's plan to expand health insurance coverage to all residents would be financed through mandatory contributions from employers, hospitals and physicians, as well as increased federal funds (California Healthline, 8/24).
The California Hospital Association is negotiating with the governor over the contributions, while the California Medical Association remains opposed to the plan.
The segment includes comments from:
- Daniel Zingale, an adviser to Schwarzenegger on health care;
- Dustin Corcoran, vice president of government relations for CMA; and
- Jan Emerson of CHA ("KPCC News," KPCC, 9/5).
Audio of the segment is available online. This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.