Single-Payer At Forefront Of Lawmakers’ Minds As They Gather For Special Health Hearings
The special committee is meant to address ways to cover any gaps in coverage or financing that may come from the actions of the federal government.
The Mercury News:
California Lawmakers Kick Off Healthcare Hearings
As California health care officials brace themselves for changes to the Affordable Care Act by President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress, state lawmakers today and Tuesday will hold a hearing examining the gaps in coverage and financing of California’s current system. Among the topics expected to be front and center is single-payer health care and Senate Bill 562, introduced earlier this year by Senators Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego. (Seipel, 10/23)
Special Assembly Committee Begins Hearings On Health Insurance
A special state assembly committee held the first in a series of hearings Monday on California’s health insurance system. The hearings are widely considered to be a reaction to the public outcry that followed the shelving of a single-payer bill earlier this year. (Faust, 10/23)