Single-Payer In California: Who’s Covered, How It’s Paid For And Other Questions Answered
The Los Angeles Times answers some common questions about the proposal.
Los Angeles Times:
You Asked, We Answered. Here Are Some Of Our Readers' Questions On California's Proposed Single-Payer Plan
We had some questions about California’s high-profile bill to establish a single-payer system, in which the state would foot the bill for nearly all healthcare costs of its residents. So we looked into the proposal, asking who would be covered, how it would be paid for and other basic questions about how it would work. Times readers sent us their own questions about about SB 562, the measure by state Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). Many were rooted in their personal experiences. They asked about how this would change their coverage on Medicare, having health issues while traveling or concerns about access to treatment. The variety of the questions underscored that a single-payer proposal like the one being debated in Sacramento is an enormously complex undertaking. (Mason, 6/23)