But this would be a mighty fine start in the meantime:
“The OneCareNow Campaign supports Senate Bill 840(Kuehl) as the one healthcare reform proposal in California that will provide high quality healthcare for all while controlling costs.
“We reject AB 8 and any other junk insurance compromise between the Governor’s plan and the Assembly Speaker’s that doesn’t provide universal coverage and funnels most healthcare dollars through private health insurers, which are the primary obstacles to real healthcare reform.
“The public doesn’t want a last minute, back room rush job. A new poll found more than two-thirds of California voters — a margin of 68 percent to 25 percent — said they prefer ‘making sure we pass healthcare reform that gets it right and improves the system, and not take the risk of passing bad legislation.’ On August 11, the Great LA Healthcare Rally showed massive support for SB 840 as the healthcare solution for California. SB 840 has passed the California Senate and is now in the Assembly waiting for the Governor to learn why private health insurance companies have and will always fail to control healthcare costs.”
Oh, by the way:
“Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic – see I think there are two ways in which people are controlled – first of all frighten people and secondly demoralize them… An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern.” Tony Benn
And all of this is via Loganotron on November 12, 2007.