With Single-Payer Out Of Reach At Moment, Lawmakers Set Aim On Public Insurance Option
Some advocacy groups and lawmakers would want to see the government compete with private insurers in the health care marketplace and offer more coverage choices in regions with few current options or high-priced plans.
CA Lawmakers Tackle Health Care Bills To Improve Obamacare
A new coalition of California labor and health advocacy groups – including Health Access California and the Service Employees International Union – will unveil the latest legislative push Thursday, outlining Democratic-led efforts supporters say will improve the state's health care financing and delivery system. Legislation is still being crafted, but any major overhaul will face steep political and financial challenges. (Hart, 3/14)
Is Single Payer Still An Option For California? Some Lawmakers Say Yes — But Not Anytime Soon
After months of discussions — including seven hearings — a special bipartisan Capitol committee tasked with revamping the health-care system released an update on Tuesday. The findings? Get ready to keep waiting. The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage was convened by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon last summer, just a few months after he turned down a single payer proposal, calling it “woefully incomplete.” (Caiola, 3/14)