California Leading on Health Care Reform



In Idaho, protestations from the right on "Obamacare" have been legion, oppressive and unavoidable. But there are critics on the left as well.

This morning's e-mail from Don McCanne of Physicians for a National Health Program dubs Obama's newly signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the "trillion dollar Private Insurance Industry Stimulus legislation."

McCanne, who has been sending out daily blips on health care reform throughout the debate with his own commentary attached, links to the California OneCare Campaign, an effort to pass single payer insurance in the State of California.

According to the campaign, a single payer bill passed the California Legislature in 2007 but was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. This time around the bill has already passed the Cali Senate and supporters are trying to wrangle enough support in the Assembly to make it veto-proof.

They are producing daily short campaign ads like the one above.

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