The U.S. is the only industrial nation that allows for-profit health insurance companies to manage medical payments and create narrow medical networks and deny medical claims as their avenue to wealth, a business model that creates poor health outcomes for almost everyone except the wealthy and well healed. Senators Lara and Atkins sponsored SB 562 to create CA Medicare were we can see any doctor taking new patients and be admitted to any medical facility our doctors recommend with little out of pocket or the incredibly insulting MediCal requirement we remain paupers. Terrorist victims in Boston, MA face different experiences with the medical community based on their insurance or charity care while victims Nice, France will never worry about how they'll pay their doctor. We still have time to get it right and create a dignified health insurance system that allows everyone equal access to the medical community regardless of income.
Feb 28, 2017