Assembly approves universal health care
"I hope that the people of California will hang the albatross of bad health care around the governor's neck," she said.
I imagine this is just a political statement on the part of the Democrats in the legislature to try to get Schwarzenegger to veto it. That way they can hammer on him for being the evil and cruel hearted governor who doesn’t want people to have health care. I all most wish the Democrats had the votes to override a veto it would be an amusing though tragic circus to watch.
First I fully expect the USSC to can this system in the blink of an eye once it the legal contest over it reaches them assuming it passed by some miracle. Rather than following Massachusetts more logical lead in developing a system that expands both State Health Care and Private Health Care coverage for the people California has jumped the tracks by banning private health care. I’m grateful that New York seems to be following more along the lines of Massachusetts on this path then California. While I still have issues with Massachusetts plan it still makes a lot more sense than California. The USSC is never going to allow that much of an interference with commerce to stand and that will be quickly overturned.
Second reason for this to pass is that cost of this program driving California to its knees would be the death knell of this type of total universal health care in the United States. The State is barely managing to stand on its own as is and this system would likely be the final kick to its knees. On top of that a bigger economic calamity in California would likely make the Tech Valley Initiative in New York more attractive. Though the sad thing is I have a feeling a lot of people would suffer in California as businesses move out and refuse to come in. As a brain drain occurs because people want solid private health care that they get in other states rather than relying on the wobbly bureaucracy of a state that is slowly killing itself.
Edited by CJ AEGIS, 02 September 2006 - 08:39 AM.