The governor's wimpy health plan - Page 2

Good news: the governor's taking universal health care seriously. Bad news: his plan wimps out

Her suggestion: get the insurance industry out of the game altogether and create a statewide fund, with premiums paid by employers and individuals, that would cover all Californians. It would save businesses in the state a fortune (and thus give the economy a jolt), cut down on waste and fraud, allow people to move from job to job without fear of losing health care, and give the government a strong incentive to push for lower drug costs.

That's where the debate ought to begin. *