In 2004, TRI-PAC leadership met with Deputies from the Office of Senator Sheila Kuehl and their “consultants” to inform and educate them, as well as to express objections and call for amendments. Unfortunately, our discussions fell on deaf ears.
Last legislative session, on request and recommendation of TRI-PAC, the Governor responded favorably and vetoed the bill (SB 840).
The education and teaching community have done a great disservice to their students, parents, to their profession, and should be ashamed of themselves for supporting and advocating passage of such misinformed and misguided policy and legislation which is not in the best interest of children, families, current and future generations of Californians.
In the ensuing 30 years, there have been no material improvements to the Canadian system—people still have to wait for elective surgery, CAT Scan, MRI, and other ancillary service that we take for granted.
Now, that the health care proposals by the Senate President Pro-Tempore, the Assembly Speaker, the Governor, and Senator Kuehl (which was heard separately) begin their way through the legislative process.
SB 840 is a "legend" in the minds of misguided politicians.
Its intent is not doable.
It will not cover the uninsured.
President, TRI-PAC Health and Wellness Advocacy
11693 San Vicente Boulevard, #346
Los Angeles, CA. 90049