Two Heavyweight Thinkers on Health Care Weigh In
Well, rather than doing my own analysis with the exception of one of my persistent drumbeats, below I refer you to two serious intelligent essays on the California plan
Interestingly both writers come to fairly similar conclusions about lukewarm (it's a start) support of the plan
The first is an excellent blog by Kevin Drum writer of Washington Monthly's-"Political Animal"- http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ posted on Wednesday January 10 under the title Community Rating.
The second piece is New York Times Senior Columnist Paul Krugman's piece in the New York Time today entitled Golden State Gamble. http://www.nytimes.com/
If you go to the Times today you will be able to read the Editorial without forking over any of your hard earned dollars. But after today you'll need to pay an annual fee for the NY Times Editorials (in my opinion it's worth it!-especially Dowd!)
Anyway my drumbeat referenced above is about the importance of prevention and health promotion which the California plan did not adequately address-Too politically dangerous but ultimately an economic imperative.
So once again I refere you to http://www.wecandobetter.org/and www.healthpromotionadvocates.org
A treatment based "disease care" system (vs. "health care") is simply not economically sustainable.
Dr. Rick Lippin