A universal system? I have just the solution…

Bruce Bodaken, CEO of Blue Shield, writes in the San Francisco Chronicle that it’s time we make health care universal — like our national government-run Social Security system.

Bodaken wants everyone to pay so we avoid “freeloaders” who only pay in when they need coverage. I guess that would mean everyone paying a portion of their income — let’s say 4 percent — to the state. Their employers would pay too — let’s say 8 percent. And in return, everyone would get health care.

Sound familiar? It is.

SB840 — Sheila Kuehl’s single-payer, state-run universal system that Blue Shield of California has never supported — until, it seems, now.

Bruce…you shouldn’t have.

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