California Assembly Approves Plan to Overhaul Health Care System

California’s Assembly approved a landmark overhaul of the state’s estimated $190 billion-a-year health care system Monday, setting the stage for a vote in the state Senate in the coming weeks. Allan Zaremberg, chamber president, called the Assembly action a mistake. “It is a mistake to push through half a proposal,” he said. “Too many questions remain unanswered to understand how this bill will affect California employers, the state’s economy and the gaping budget deficit.” Read More. (San Francisco Chronicle 12/18/07)