Writer’s block. That is something I have never experienced, until recently. That may explain my silence over that past months during the ACA annual enrollment, I think the basis for this malady is my indecision about what to talk about, and the recognition of how little I really know about what I want to talk about. Frankly, without better guidance and information, it is still mostly cocktail conversation fodder.
Here in California, I want to focus on Senate Bill 562, the most recent single payer bill, which is moving through the legislature as we speak. Effectively, this legislation would abolish private health insurance all together inside CA, and allow only one state run plan, for all people residing here. All federal funding from Medicare and Medi-Cal would be diverted to a state fund. All premiums paid by individuals would also be included, and employers would have a new payroll tax.