Despite the passage of federal health insurance reform, California still needs a single-payer health care system. Thatâ€™s the official position of the California Democratic Party. The national health insurance reform bill still doesn’t take care of providing health care for everyone who needs it: for example, it will leave 3 million Californians uninsured while eliminating hospital subsidies for taking care of people without insurance.
The California Teacher’s Association is now opposing the Race To The Top bills currently in the Assembly. The CTA-opposed SBX5 4 (Romero) has been split into two bills, SBX5 1 and SBX5 4. The amended version of SBX5 4 contains two of the most objectionable ideas developed in this special session on education: open enrollment and parent trigger.