Sacramento, Ca — Governor Schwarzenegger introduced a universal healthcare proposal to a state Assembly committee this week.
First District Republican State Senator Dave Cox says he applauds the Governor for trying to fix a problem, but feels it is not the right approach. Cox says that the Governor´s plan does not address the issue of access to medical care.
“Last month, my Senate Republican colleagues and I introduced CalCare Plus, 24 pieces of legislation that offers access, affordability and choice in healthcare without new taxes,” said Cox in his weekly Capital Report from Sacramento. “CalCare Plus encourages community based clinics to go into underserved areas. CalCare Plus is not a government run healthcare system that will require huge tax increases, limit choice, cause rationing and create waiting lists.”
The plan that Cox prefers does not mandate that all Californian´s have health insurance, it offers incentives for businesses, individuals and doctors designed to lessen financial obstacles that he believes are often associated with high healthcare expenditures.
Written by BJ Hansen