Michelle Faust|The co-chairs of a special Assembly committee call for a series of incremental steps to expand access and lower cost. They don't reject universal care; they just say it will take years to achieve it.
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.