Saturday, June 24, 2017

CA Single Payer On Hold

The Sacramento Bee, essentially the house organ of CA state government, reports the efforts to pass single payer health care are "on ice" for the time being. Apparently the bill, as currently written, was more of a statement of aspiration than actual legislation. The Assembly Speaker adds the bill "is not dead" but sent back for much additional work.

According to the Bee, the California Nurses Association is the bill's major backer. My guess: they calculate many doctors will leave the state after single payer passes; nurses and nurse practitioners will be left providing most of the care.

Won't that be wonderful? The DrsC need to think seriously about selling our CA vacation home.