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Reaction to Arnie-geddon in Californian health care

Meanwhile as you might expect, two of the more sensible editorials about the Schwarzenegger plan have been written by Leif Wellington Haase (Century Foundation) and Jonathan Cohn (New Republic). They’re both somewhat more optimistic than I am that a) something will happen, and that b) the rest of the country will pay attention.

California’s single payer-proponent Sheila Keuhl, as you’d expect, doesn’t think that Arnie’s plan will work. Don McCanne from PNHP has some details on why not

As I said over at Cato, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that we’ll screw around for a  while and then in a decade or so the whole thing will implode into a bare-bones single payer system. But I hope all this commotion proves me wrong.

UPDATE: If you missed Thursday’s press conference, you can
  watch a webcast of the whole thing
  here. If so inclined, you can also read the full text of the proposal
  here.
  (Achtung! pdf)

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“California’s single payer-proponent Sheila Keuhl, as you’d expect, doesn’t think that Arnie’s plan will work.”
Sheila Keuhl’s, “SB 840 would replace insurance companies.” This is the first step in any real universal plan. Without this key component all other plans will fail.