All that passed was authorization to keep yakking about it in dreamland. Or you can look at it this way: A fantasy-driven single-payer healthcare concept was given the equivalent of a grade-school social promotion.
There is serious doubt that SB 562 will make it out of the Assembly...
“This is the Senate kicking the can down the road to the Assembly and asking the Assembly to fill in all of the blanks,” Hueso said. “I don’t see this bill coming back from the Assembly. I think this bill will die in the Assembly.”
Anyway, even if the Legislature did manage to pass a bill, Gov. Jerry Brown probably would veto it. He’s very skeptical about the financing.
I guess we will have to wait and see how things unfold in the California Assembly. In the meantime don't forget that the 2018 Open Enrollment Period has been shortened from 90 days to 45 days.
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