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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 03:34 AM

Healthcare for millions of Californians is on the line in the election

WASHINGTON — California has done more over the last decade than almost any other state to expand health insurance, bolster services for its most vulnerable residents and improve the quality of its clinics and hospitals.

Sick patients are getting more help managing diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Women are giving birth more safely, health records show. And the share of working-age Californians without health coverage tumbled from nearly 1 in 4 to just 1 in 10 before the current economic crisis — one of the steepest declines in the nation.

But the gains — largely made possible by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — now hang in the balance of the presidential election.

The Supreme Court, poised to get another justice appointed by President Trump, is weighing whether to scrap the healthcare law. And Trump, who has pledged for four years to dismantle it, hasn’t indicated how he’d replace its core protections should he win a second term.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-10-20/healthcare-stakes-biden-trump-california

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TexasTowelie Oct 21 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

1. Why couldn't California, as the world's fifth largest economy, create state-run health insurance?

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Response to Auggie (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:26 PM

2. This has always frustrated me.

We have the WILL, but it's thwarted by those with the money.

We need Warren or Bernie in charge of HHS when we win.

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Response to Malmsy (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:51 PM

3. We don't need Warren or Bernie

We need California's 99%, and the Assembly, and the Senate, to tell health insurance companies to fuck off.

We pay for it with a small tax increase ... a percentage (I imagine a small one at that) of what we pay these rip-off artists. Free health insurance for all -- no deductible, no copay. I want state-run hospitals and labs too. These are profit centers for hedge funds and investment groups.

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