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Schwarzenegger Calls for Mandatory Health Insurance

Governor Schwarzenegger has an ambitious plan to do major surgery on California health care. He's calling for mandatory health coverage for every resident. On Tuesday's Full Focus we'll look into the

Just imagine that every person in California is required to have health insurance just the way every car owner in the state must have auto insurance. That’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal which he introduced last Monday and followed up with this comment in Tuesday’s State of the State speech. The cost for his universal coverage plan is estimated to be $12 billion. How would it be financed and what are the obstacles? Full Focus looks at the pros and cons of the governor's plan.


  • Dr. Ted Mazer, president of the San Diego County Medical Society.

  • Dr. Robert Hertzka, former president of the California Medical Association.