This recently passed federal plan was a big win for the medical establishment and hospitals, but not so for the patient looking for care. Unless you’re with one of the Blue groups or a PPO, you will be treated like a vagrant. Prices have increased; the co-payment is high, causing  one to think whether to postpone the visit to a doctor to a LATER DATE.

The OneCare plan makes more sense and would be affordable to the average Californian. It will be a battle against the insurance giants and the corporations that run the hospitals, rehab homes and nursing homes, as well as Big Pharma. The necessity for affordable medical care is obvious.

Marjorie Niland