California Voters to Decide on Prop 72, Health Insurance

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More than six million Californians don't have health insurance, even though a substantial number are working. A new law requires employers with more than 50 workers to provide insurance or to pay a fee to the state, but it won't go into effect unless Proposition 72 passes two weeks from tomorrow. Ironically, it was put on the ballot by business, which wants you to vote "no," but because it's a referendum on a current law, it must be worded that way. Supporters say it's long overdue, and that it will keep a million people out of emergency rooms. Opponents say it puts government in charge of healthcare and will drive small businesses out of the state. Warren Olney gets two very different perspectives from an attorney with Consumers' Union and a local small business owner.
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Proposition 72: Health Care Coverage Requirements

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Health Care Coverage (SB 2, 2003)



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton