UNINSURED: L.A. Times Says Real Problem is Red Tape
Noting the recent introduction of legislation designed to "extend state-subsidized health insurance to working families," a Los Angeles Times editorial argues that "[b]ureaucratic roadblocks to enrollment are a key reason why the state has been able to extend federally subsidized health insurance to only about 150,000 of its 1.1 million eligible children." The paper concludes that "[s]tate legislators and [Gov. Gray] Davis can start fixing the crisis not just by tinkering with the number of people insured with public money but also making the state's programs less cumbersome and helping more employers offer coverage" (6/15).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.