Month: August 2012

Basic Health Plan: Taking a Slow Deep Breath and Thinking of Alternatives

August 23, 2012

In the last few weeks, I have received many concerned inquiries about the Basic Health Plan (BHP). For lack of a better definition, a Basic Health Plan is a hybrid, – not Medi-Cal, not Medicare, not commercial insurance – an option for states to cover individuals with incomes…

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Proposition 30: Options and Consequences

August 3, 2012

Proposition 30 (Prop. 30) would raise approximately $6 billion in annual revenue by implementing temporary increases in sales taxes for all taxpayers in California and in marginal personal income tax rates for high-income earners. This piece outlines the elements of Prop. 30 and discusses…

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