Friday, September 08, 2006

Schwarzenegger to the rescue

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) stated that he will veto a bill passed by state legislators on August 31 that would have made California the first state to provide health care to all its residents under a single-payer, government-run program. The California Health Insurance Reliability Act (S.B. 840), would have created a publicly financed health care program and agency, the California Health Insurance System, to replace private insurers. Individuals and businesses would have paid an annual premium, based on income, to the state. State funds currently allocated to health care would have also gone into the new program.

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