12 January 2007

CA Nurses Pres vs. the Gov

Deborah Burger, president of the California Nurses Association, is working overtime churning out columns for the state’s newspapers about Schwarzenegger’s healthcare plan.

She writes in the San Francisco Chronicle that a primary problem with Schwarzenegger’s plan is the fact that it will force “the uninsured to buy what will most likely be substandard, unaffordable health plans that primarily serve to further enrich big insurers.”

That’s because, according to Burger, “In a state where health insurance typically runs up to $12,000 a year for a family of four, it's a safe bet that many will gamble with their health and opt for the cheapest plan available. As defined by the governor's proposal, those plans would require families to spend up to $10,000 a year in out-of-pocket medical costs. In other words, the average consumer will have to pay for presumably all of their health services in addition to the premiums the law will force them to pay.“

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