This week a special State Assembly committee hears for the first time specific proposals on how to move California to universal health care. There are several possible paths. Here are the primary models.
Many of those discharged end up with no permanent housing or regular medical care. Ombudsmen say even when the discharges are deemed legal, they often are unethical. "Absolutely, it's a growing problem," says one.
"Association health plans" would allow firms in the same industry to band together to buy policies, operate across state lines and avoid Obamacare rules. The state says this approach was disastrous for consumers in the past.