Meanwhile in California ...
If Jerry Brown becomes our next governor -- and he will -- there's a not-bad chance that SB 810, the proposed California single-payer legislation, will prevail.
Once this state paves the way, all others will eventually follow suit. It's inevitable. Businesses will want to relocate to a state where employers do not have to pay for health care. To stay competitive, other states will soon have to follow California's lead.
Some comments, Jerry Brown has announced his opposition to single payer. However, as it has passed the California legislature TWICE only to be vetoed by the Gropinator. I don't think that Brown would actually veto it, but something to keep in mind.
Secondly, while enabling legislation within the federal Health Care Deform Act would have been helpful, it is not necessary for state systems.
Lastly, I am very very very nervous that buried within the Senate version of Health Care Deform there is something that would actively prohibit state based single payer systems. For that reason I implore lawyers and policy experts in the Mighty Corrente Building to go through the entire bill in search of such clauses.
I mean if guns in doctor's offices are protected, God knows what else in inside the bill.
Note - Check out the ad on California One Care