As mentioned many times on the blog before, it appears the whole country is watching us..and what happens here will definitely have an impact on how insurance is handled nationally...I still say put that sales tax out there so everyone would create a much bigger pot to pay everyone the other tills keep running short...Most employers are not very happy today either...and what's to stop companies to some day stop offering this as a benefit altogether as they get tired of all the administrative time taken to handle the insurance plans...sometimes to the point of adding negative factors to their cash flow..the reason they are in make a dollar...when the overhead and frustration goes over the limit as to what can be handled and administered...well we know what goes when that happens..BD

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- As the U.S. gears up for its first serious look at national health reform since 1993, California's bumpy progress toward statewide change may amount to a prelude. After months of political wrangling, California lawmakers passed a reform bill two weeks ago, which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he wouldn't sign. See full story. But the governor has called a special legislative session to work out a compromise, which analysts say could come as soon as three to seven weeks.

"California has uniquely high hurdles to get over," he said. "Californians are more likely to be uninsured than residents of all but five states."

California sets stage for national debate on health-care reform - MarketWatch


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