Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Health Insurance

Yes (on affordable housing) In My Back Yard!

I’m kind of done talking about the Yimby conference, which has gotten far more press than you normally see for a wonky housing policy event. But I have a...

Democrat who blocked single-payer gets big money from insurance industry

State Assembly Speaker Rendon, who is blocking single-payer health care in the state, has received more than $700,000 in campaign money from the insurance and health-care industry, an analysis...

The big media lie about single-payer health care

The headlines were so consistent, so predictably bad, that I almost couldn’t read them. “Single-payer will cost $400 billion.” “Single-payer costs dwarf entire state budget.” Even when the state Senate...

Single-payer’s next step

On April 26, 2017, the Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) was passed with a 5-2 vote at the Senate Health Committee hearing in Sacramento. The Healthy California Act (HC), also...

The Agenda, April 24 -39: Real health-care reform!

A measure that would transform health care in California and set the stage for a profound change nationwide comes before its first committee Wednesday/26. SB 562, by Sens. Ricardo Lara...

Push for single-payer healthcare grows in CA

More than a thousand people (my estimate) showed up today at the state building to weigh in on health-care costs – and make the case for a single-payer system...

The Agenda: LGBT history, high insurance rates, the leaning tower of Soma …

Phil Burton, the legendary politician who created the Golden Gate National Recreation Era and helped define the modern US Congress, lost his first race for state Assembly in 1954....

Obama, the rich, and fair taxes

There are two things I took away from President Obama’s final address. Well, three. First, it demonstrated once again what it’s like to have a political leader who knows how...

Does California need to secede?

There was enough talk on Twitter this morning about California seceding from the United States to merit a story on CBS News. I don’t think the folks at CBS...

Why are so many people homeless in SF?

Editors note: The SF Chronicle is leading an effort to get local news media to report on homelessness this week. We are happy to be involved -- and to...