Single Payer Health Care Could Work for California

The California senate recently passed SB 562, a bill by Ricardo Lara and Toni Adkins mandating a single payer healthcare system.  The bill now goes to the assembly.  This follows a similar bill approved by the New York assembly and headed for the senate.

While this is an important first step, the bill is faces an uncertain senate, and a skeptical Governor Brown.  And, even if both steps pass, the system would require a Trump administration approval to re-direct ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid funds.

But, supposed all that happens.  Would a single payer system work?  The LA Times ran a June 21 opinion piece entitled “Single-payer healthcare for California is, in fact, very doable.”  The title says it all…

To read the LA Times opinion piece, click here.


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