Monday, July 10, 2017

Robert Polin — Why Single Payer, Now, Is for Real

Is a single-payer health care system workable in California? My short answer is “yes.” I reached that conclusion by writing a research study, along with co-authors James Heintz, Peter Arno, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, of the Healthy California single-payer bill (HB562) that was introduced into the California state Senate last spring. Our study was commissioned by the California Nurses Association, a lead supporter of the bill....
Commentators of all persuasions, but especially progressive ones, are doing nobody a favor by offering up overwrought pronouncements on why Healthy California must inevitably fail — especially when these pronouncements are grounded neither in evidence nor the growing political support for creating a decent health care system in California and the U.S. overall.
The worst enemy of progressives seems to be other progressives. But the so-called left is notorious for being unable to unite. So this is nothing new.

The Intercept
Why Single Payer, Now, Is for Real
Robert Polin | professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute

2 comments:

Steve D said...

Bullshit article-Cali is monetarily NON-sovereign...prof's a STOOGE

Matt Franko said...

"left is notorious for being unable to unite."

There is nothing wrong with their ability to unite... they are incompetent... what does unity have to do with this? It's a technical matter...

Steves point above germane...