First Massachusetts, now California

Jan 9, 2007

Unless you're on a media fast, you'll have heard by now that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a plan for universal health care in the state of California. The real headline is buried, though: California is about to become a guarantee-issue state. (This is the case currently in New York and other states, and it means that no one trying to buy insurance can be turned away.) Washington Monthly offers a quick breakdown of the plan and how it will work. And an editorial the L.A. Times remind us that "it makes no sense to legally and permanently make Californians' access to healthcare dependent on their employers."  We think a lot of freelancers would agree with that statement.