[…] Thousands of pregnant women lost their doctors and had key prenatal appointments canceled. All told, Bazar concluded, Covered California was generating “widespread consumer misery.” None of that for convicted murderer Charles Manson, who got all the health care he needed, whenever he needed it.
The sub-loathsome convict suffered no delays, paid no bills and never worried about losing his doctor or being dropped from his plan. Manson was hardly alone, and in recent years the state has ramped up the perks for violent criminals.
In February of 1980 in Los Angeles, Rodney Quine and an accomplice gunned down Shahid Ali Baig, a father of three, then stole Baig’s car and $80. Quine was married and a father, but in prison claimed he was really a woman and demanded a sex-change operation.