Can California Achieve Universal Health Care in the Age of Trump? 

Can California Achieve Universal Health Care in the Age of Trump? 

Lots of states have tried this without success, the most recent being Colorado (Mattie Quinn, 2016). Don’t overlook California, they just may have the answer.

The battle over the American Health Care Act has devolved into a question of whether Paul Ryan can save face by passing something out of the House that he knows can’t advance in the Senate.

 

 

Source: Can California Achieve Universal Health Care in the Age of Trump? | The Nation

single-payer-now-1020x682Since this post is covering California’s attempt to get to Universal Health Care, another perspective is necessary to conceive the way forward. If it were easy, it would have been done. Despite universal health care being the standard throughout the world, we (the US) just has to be different, because. Universal Health Insurance /= Universal Health Care. This point cannot be emphasized enough. This article talks about various and sundry politicians with incremental views, such as the current Lt. Governor to cardinal views on Single Payer, essentially Medicare for all or the VA System.

But it could take years and billions of dollars to achieve coverage for everyone — if it happens at all.

Source: While Washington Fiddles, California Leaders Forge Ideas for Universal Health Care | State of Health | KQED News


Mattie Quinn. (2016, November 9). Single-Payer Health Care Takes a Big Hit at the Ballot. Retrieved April 12, 2017, from http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/gov-colorado-single-payer-health-2016-ballot-measure.html

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