So if the Supreme Court strikes down part, or all, of the Affordable Care Act, then what? Well, here in California, the Courage Campaign will be sending out an email blast about its single-payer plan, but only if ACA falls.
We came close to such a plan in the past, but we still have work to do in order to get single payer passed.
Advocates outside of California have similar plans… [...]
The state legislature twice passed single-payer bills, in 2006 and 2008, subsequently vetoed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now Democrats control the governor’s seat – and think they may have found the “perfect storm” to move a single-payer bill.
Here’s how the thinking goes: If the individual mandate falls, but the rest of the law stands, California still expects to receive a big pile of money to expand insurance coverage. The state has the highest number of uninsured people anywhere, meaning it will get one of the biggest funding boosts. [...]
If California got the necessary waivers from the Obama administration, it could pool those dollars with existing funds to lay a foundation for a single-payer health care system. It’s an approach relatively similar to the one that Vermont is now pursuing.
Please follow the link for more. No guarantees, but it’s a start.