In short, rather than waiting for a new nationwide health plan, California, like Saskatchewan in the early 1960s, will go it alone and introduce its own comprehensive health program.
Canadians have much to learn from the comprehensive design of California's proposed universal medicare program. Not only will it include medicare (doctors and hospitals) as in Canada, it will also include pharmacare, dentalcare, and visioncare. This is truly a model to be emulated.
The new comprehensive California medicare program will be financed based on rebates from existing U.S. federal government health programs and a new 2.3 per cent state sales tax. You get what you pay for.