SB810California Legislature has twice passed a state-level single payer bill, "The California Universal Healthcare Act" in 2006 and again in 2008. Both times, Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger vetoed the bill. SB810 is again set for legislative hearings in 2009.
Single Payer U.S. House bill HR676 "New Expanded Medicare"
Every resident of the US will be covered from birth to death.
No more pre-existing conditions to be excluded from coverage.
No more expensive deductibles or co-pays.
All prescription medications will be covered.
All dental and eye care will be included.
Mental health and substance abuse care will be fully covered.
Long term and nursing home services will be included.
You will always choose your own doctors
Costs of coverage will be assessed on a sliding scale basis.
Tremendously simplified system of medical administration.
Total portability – your coverage not tied to any job or location.
Existing Medicare benefits
for those over 65 will be vastly improved.
No corporate bureaucrat will ever come between you and your Doctor to deny your care.
New system will be a lot less expensive and provide much better services than the expensive, complicated, insane
and dysfunctional system currently in place