SB 840, CHIRA passed by the State Senate

State Senate Bill 840, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act (CHIRA) passed in the State Senate by a vote of 24 to 14.

The bill would insure every Californian with comprehensive health benefits while preserving each consumer’s right to choose his or her own doctor.

Even if you’re covered now at work (think that will go on forever?) consider this: Half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are the result of medical expenses, and the majority of the people bankrupted for that reason had insurance at the time they became sick or injured.

Press release should soon be posted at Health Care for All — California website.