Assemblyman Nunez to Unveil Healthcare Plan
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is unveiling his own plan in the health care debate. It’s a proposal that would require both employers and employees to contribute what he calls a “fair share” toward coverage. However that amount has not been determined. Jenny O'Mara reports.
Nunez says the primary goal of his plan is to insure all children in California —regardless of their citizenship.
Nunez: When a child is sick, that child is sick and if he has an infection and it’s contagious, then it’s contagious and someone else is going to get it. Diseases don’t discriminate and neither should we.
Some Republicans have opposed extending benefits to undocumented immigrants. Republican Leader Mike Villines says Nunez’s proposal would force employers to cut jobs. Meanwhile Governor Schwarzenegger says he applauds the Speaker’s contribution to the debate and will unveil his plan next month.