The Assembly Democratic Caucus met today to discuss the outlines of a health care plan. The deal is not made, but they are getting closer. Today’s San Francisco Chronicle editorial suggests other details.
Amendments and language will start to come out tomorrow, Friday, and another round on Monday. We’ll put out an analysis ASAP, but as this Ventura County Star article by Timm Herdt indicated, the issues are affordability, financing, and the scope of the mandate.
There’s a possible vote on the Assembly floor early next week, possibly as early as Monday. It is unclear what the Senate will do, or when. Senate President Pro Tem Perata put out a statement late today, stating that he wanted to evaluate the budget crisis first.