by Ken Doyle
Proponents of single-payer health care are working fiercely to bring it back to life, although recent legislation failed to pass. There is no question that single-payer would dramatically reshape medical coverage. Proponents envision a system in which private or supplemental health insurance would no longer exist. So all Californians would lose their current health plans, to be replaced by state run health care.
What’s At Stake
Here are just some of the potential consequences of single-payer proposals that have been considered:
• California could become a destination for free healthcare.
• Single-payer proposals have included provisions that would cover anyone who has established residency in California regardless of their immigration status.
• Funding would require billions in new state taxes.
• Cost containment under a single-payer system is controlled by limiting access to health care. At the same time, single-payer systems do not equate to improvements in the quality of care.
Get the Latest on Single-Payer
LISI wants to make sure that you get accurate information with a course titled, “A Study of Single-Payer Health Insurance.” The in-person course is eligible for 1 CE credit. We will also cover the differences between single-payer and universal healthcare. For information on this vital course, contact your LISI Sales Representative at 866.570.LISI (5474) or visit lisibroker.com.
At LISI, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date on this important issue.
As the Senior Vice President of Sales at LISI, Ken Doyle oversees statewide sales. He has over three decades of experience in sales and marketing. Ken began his career in the early 1980s at Blue Cross of California in Operations. He was regional Sales Manager for 12 years as well as manager of Broker Services. Additionally, he assumed other leadership roles during his tenure there. In 1996, Ken transitioned to corporate WellPoint Health Networks where he was responsible for brand management, event marketing and marketing programs nationwide. In 2004, he transitioned into the general agency segment. In 2011, he joined LISI. He is past President of LAAHU and past Region VIII NAHU Membership Chair. He has also been a Chairman of the Board for the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and Foundation, as well as a member of Westlake Rotary. Ken and his wife Christal reside in Thousand Oaks, California.