by NCA/NNOC - Shum Preston
Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 11:00:37 AM PST
This diary brought to you by the National Nurses Organizing Committee as we work to make 2007 the Year of Single-Payer Healthcare.
The fight over single-payer health care in this nation is now being fought in California, which last year passed a single-payer health program only to see Governor Schwarzenegger veto it.
Yesterday, hobbled by his own broken leg, Governor Schwarzenegger presented his own alternative plan via video conference to a packed Sacramento room containing representatives of just about every group that cares about health care reform. While Washington dithers over "nibbling around the edges" reforms, Schwarzenegger’s proposals instantly become the most-talked about plan for wide-ranging changes in the health care arena since Hillarycare—and like Hillarycare, Schwarzencare is almost too complicated to talk about, with dozens of planks hoping to shore up rather than fundamentally reform our healthcare system.