All this talk about medi-cal and portions of doctor's paychecks being taken is great, but the real solution is just to make the "well i don't care about my salary, i'd rather there be less uninsured people" doctors put their money where their mouths are. If you think universal healthcare is a great idea, you need look no further than your own paycheck. As a physician, many of the "compassionate" types will make plenty of money to sacrifice 60% or more of their salary to a voluntary universal healthcare fund. If you do the average doc's salary at $150K, that's approximately $80K PER PERSON! Could you imagine how much money this fund would have if even half of the self-righteous doctors would stop being heartless and just donate their money? I mean the solution seems so simply. And remember, before you talk about how big of a chunk 60% of your salary is, the most important thing is that not one soul will go without medical care. And don't ever forget, as a physician you'll also be making more than most of your patients, even with a 60% reduction in your salary. :hugs: for everyone!!