Sen Sheila Kuehl will hold a Capitol Press Conference commemorating the fifth year of her SB840, single payer legislation. The Q&A will Capitol reporters will be followed by a hearing before the Assembly Health Committee Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.As many of you know, SB840 is Kuehl’s single-payer bill that was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last year.
The Lewin Report estimates that SB840 would save the state the most money of any proposals out there. Even though insuring all Californians would cost an additional $25 billion in services, it would save $33 billion in expensive health costs because more poeple would seek less expensive preventive care. That’s a net savings of $8 billion.