Tell Gov. Jerry Brown to support full implementation of Obamacare
There's a new threat to Obamacare: Sacramento.
Gov. Brown is holding up negotiations on the bill to expand Medicaid coverage to more than one million Californians. He's proposed 63 pages of amendments to the excellent bill passed by the Legislature. Some of his suggestions are worse than those made by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer!
As we all know, healthcare is most affordable when everyone is covered and receiving preventative care. Obamacare expands and simplifies our state’s Medicaid healthcare coverage, but Gov. Brown's amendments would preserve unnecessary bureaucracy, delay the implementation of electronic medical records, and hinder our ability to hit the ground running on January 1, 2014 -- only 9 months away. The Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, and Sacramento Bee all say he's wrong on this. Plus, California can cover it all with federal dollars.
Sign on and tell Gov. Brown: "Be a 'good partner' on healthcare reform as you promised. Support ABX1-1 and SBX1-1 without amendments. Don't risk undermining President Obama's signature achievement."