29 January 2010

California's health-reform plan

The California state senate has passed legislation to create a state-wide universal health-care system on the "Medicare for all" model. (Found via Hello..... Mr. President -- read the comments too.) It's unclear whether the reform will actually go into effect, since the governor apparently intends to veto it. The plan is sponsored by the California Nurses Association and has strong voter support which could encourage legislators to override a veto.


Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

This is coincidental ... because some folk's here locally have been telling me recently that Texas already has some kind of state health care plan ... the other day I looked it up on the internet what folk's been telling me, and supposedly like say in Dallas/ Fort Worth Area our county hospital's have their own insurance plan's (premium's as low as $30 a month at that), I also gather that your not even asked if your a citizen of the country ... and supposedly this has been going on for sometime, and is even being updated to include more service's from what I gathered. The one here I looked up online for the Hell of it, is called PCHP (Parkland Community Health Plan)and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Programme). Is this different? I dont understand much of this government sponsored health care is why I am asking, or what they are actually proposing as far as on a national level. I mention this because several folk's have told me this locally for a few month's here when I talk with some folk's about public option's. The only reason I dont or didnt know about this is because I have never recieved or used anything in my life that was government assisted ...beside's the library, or post office or such as far as service's. Do you know anything about this stuff guy? Do they have similar in PDX?

Thanx .........

29 January, 2010 05:34  
Blogger Sue said...

Thanks Infidel. I hope for California and the rest of the country Arnold does the RIGHT thing!! This will be the model we all can follow.

29 January, 2010 06:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

RC: Oregon has a state health plan too, but it's available only to poor people. Several states have plans like that, at least for poor children. The point of the California plan is that it would cover all Californians, though I don't know the details.

The goal of the federal reform plan was to cover all US citizens who don't currently have coverage through the existing forms of insurance (Obama promised that anybody who is happy with their existing insurance wouldn't have to change it).

Sue: It's being said that vetoing this would doom Schwarzenegger's chances of re-election. He's vetoed such ideas before, but never when the issue was so high-profile due to the federal efforts.

29 January, 2010 07:20  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Thanx .... make's sense as far as the numerous state's that may have similar plan's for the poor and kid's or such. I just never used much of anything I reckon, and only write so much about HCR as far as "scam's" are concerned, because I understand scam's and angle's on how to make a buck, ONLY. Yet over breakfast this morning after my comment while talking to my youngest daughter over this she brought up some alarming stuff about these so called child health care state sponsored programme's that I knew nothing about. She also told me she was NOT for a public option (yes she and my other daughter's are voter's and all democrat's,even all my familia .... I was the only conservative voter in my entire familia actually) UNLESS it was nationalized (full national health care) and across the board like several Euro countries or Canada, and explained to me why. I actually was fixin to do a posting on.

Later Guy ........

29 January, 2010 07:52  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Scams are a big problem. I bet those $30-a-month plans don't cover very much, if you read the fine print.

29 January, 2010 08:24  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

The States need to do something, because we have seen what the Feds are capable of: Not very much.

29 January, 2010 09:49  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

That's the way it's been going with illegal immigration; since the feds won't act, Arizona and Oklahoma (that I know of) have passed strong laws.

If health care follows the same pattern, we could see all the blue states with public plans and the red states still crushed under the existing system. Interesting to see the migration patterns after that.

30 January, 2010 03:44  

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