Can California Implement a Single-Payer Health Care System Without Going to the Ballot?
This post discusses the prospect creating a state-based single-payer health care system in California and whether this can be done without voter approval. This is the first in a series of blog posts the Budget Center will be publishing in the coming weeks and months on various key issues and questions related to single-payer health care.
Federal Policy Changes Would Threaten the Well-Being of Older Californians, With Harm Magnified as the Population Ages
This Fact Sheet shows that the number of older Californians, who tend to have greater health care needs and are more likely to face economic hardship, is expected to grow substantially in the coming years. The number of state residents age 65 or older is projected to increase by two-thirds.
What Might Federal “Back-Door” Vouchers Mean for California, and What Are State Policymakers’ Options?
This post examines what federal imposition of voucher-like programs for private schools could mean for California’s public schools and the state budget. This analysis also provides options for how state policymakers could mitigate the potential impact on schools if such programs were enacted.