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Nursesí Union Leads Push for Health Care Socialism in California
NLPC ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carl Horowitz

Posted on 06/19/2017 3:11:15 PM PDT by jazusamo

There are few things quite as expensive as “free health care.” And the nation’s most populous state may be about to find out the hard way. On June 1, the California Senate voted 23-14 in favor of a bill, the Healthy California Act (SB 562), to authorize the state to act as a “single payer” in place of insurance carriers in negotiating prices with doctors, hospitals and other providers. The measure covers all residents regardless of financial ability or immigration status. Annual costs may reach $400 billion – and that’s just for starters. As existing Medicare and Medicare funds will pay for around half of that, new business taxes are the most likely candidate to cover the rest. It’s fitting that this prescription for economic disaster and population replacement is being driven by a union, the California Nurses Association.

National Legal and Policy Center has taken note of the central role played by organized labor in advancing the Left’s long-term goal of socialization of health care costs. Back during 2009-10, unions and their principal federation, the AFL-CIO, vigorously lobbied on behalf of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) legislation then before Congress. Aided by eleventh-hour backroom dealing, they secured passage, conveniently exempting themselves from certain mandates. The Obamacare law, which farms out non-employer health care plans to state-established “exchanges” and imposes costly mandates on individuals and employers alike, wasn’t the preferred route of labor officials. They wanted a Canadian- or British-style system in which a central entity – i.e., the federal government – would establish price structures and ranges of eligible services. But the law was a huge step in that direction. That’s why unions and their allies have blocked every effort by Congress to repeal it while they work for something stronger – like in California.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; canursesassociation; healthcare; moonbeambrown; singlepayer; socialism; unions
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Long but good article.

I won't be surprised if the liberal politicians and Moonbeam Brown pass it, this shows what leftists, unions and support for illegal aliens can do to capitalism.

1 posted on 06/19/2017 3:11:15 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I wonder what makes Calif think that the feds (trump) is going to let Medicare and Medicaid money go into this single payer plan?


2 posted on 06/19/2017 3:15:39 PM PDT by Okeydoker
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To: jazusamo

I live in California and if they to away with Proposition 15 and go to single payer healthcare I am out of here. We are looking at the Prescott AZ area.


3 posted on 06/19/2017 3:16:10 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: jazusamo

just wait until the California government tells those nurses they are not allowed to quit or strike.


4 posted on 06/19/2017 3:17:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Parley Baer

We left California years ago and with each year that passes I’m happier we did, have a retired friend in Prescott and he loves it.


5 posted on 06/19/2017 3:20:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo

I too left Calif in 2015 and happily fled to NH because - democRats.


6 posted on 06/19/2017 3:34:04 PM PDT by 4Liberty ("Russia"? Communists have been infiltrating Hollywood & US academia for decades..........)
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To: Parley Baer

I don’t want to leave California but if this passes we’ll have to. It will be the last straw. I’m just not willing to pay 15% more in taxes. We are finishing up the updating on our house now so we’ll be ready to move if we have to. I want it to sell fast.


7 posted on 06/19/2017 3:34:09 PM PDT by sheana
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To: jazusamo
The People's Republic of Kalifornistan has been invaded and hijacked by hard core communists of the Old School Soviet Union ilk. And your typical kalifornian doesn't have sense enough to realize the implications.

This is bad. Real bad.

8 posted on 06/19/2017 3:37:41 PM PDT by LouAvul (The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.)
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To: jazusamo
Are all the nurses from foreign countries?

Maybe no one explained that socialism is evil?

9 posted on 06/19/2017 3:41:13 PM PDT by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: jazusamo

Make the nurses pay 90% of their income in the form of state income taxes.

Watch their support for this insanity dwindle.


10 posted on 06/19/2017 3:47:33 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("You can't fix America without pissing off the people who broke it".....Bill Mitchell)
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To: jazusamo

Let me know when the Docs come out for free health care...


11 posted on 06/19/2017 3:54:51 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: longtermmemmory

Don’t bet on it. Union representation will be near the top of the list ...


12 posted on 06/19/2017 3:56:31 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: donna

There’s a lot of foreign born nurses working in west coast cities but that’s cause you can pay them bottom dollar when they start.

The leadership of nurse’s unions tends to be grumpy old white liberal women (imagine Hillary in scrubs).

Put those two demographics together and you get support for single payer. The bottom line is they’re both too dumb to know where their bread is buttered.


13 posted on 06/19/2017 3:57:32 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: donna

What unionize teaching has been to socialized schools, unionized nursing will be to socialized medicine...


14 posted on 06/19/2017 3:59:20 PM PDT by fatez (Ya, well, you know, that's just your opinion man...)
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To: jazusamo
total state spending for the upcoming fiscal year has been projected at $290 billion, with $107 billion offset by federal subsidies

So there is no question that the rest of us will have to pay for California's socialized medicine. We are already apparently paying for over a third of California's government expenses, what's a couple of hundred billion more? California will find the money in non Californian pockets.

15 posted on 06/19/2017 4:41:42 PM PDT by arthurus
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Exactly...Every dime of federal subsidies should be cut off, let them fund their own socialism.

Their proposed 15% employee business tax would double or more and businesses wouldn’t be able to relocate out of state fast enough.


16 posted on 06/19/2017 4:53:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: longtermmemmory

I’ve always respected nurses, and have defended them. We are all on the same team. That said, there are those activist nurses who think they are ‘THE’ patient advocates - sometimes against physicians, and seek power to dictate the course of health care delivery. They aren’t getting up in the middle of the night to answer calls, aren’t the ones deciding definitively, when to continue and when to allow someone to die with dignity - and living with those decisions, they don’t face the same malpractice risks, and absolutely do not train as long as physicians, but they want to dictate the course of medicine. This is arrogance, and they will hurt patients - irrespective of their intent.


17 posted on 06/19/2017 5:08:48 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

They just want to get paid first.


18 posted on 06/19/2017 5:45:49 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Catmom
The leadership of nurse’s unions tends to be grumpy old white liberal women (imagine Hillary in scrubs).

I've been working in hospitals since 1985, both in non-licensed and licensed clinical positions. You completely pegged it!!
19 posted on 06/19/2017 5:48:49 PM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

“They just want to get paid first.”

Florence Nightingale would not approve.


20 posted on 06/19/2017 6:04:28 PM PDT by neverevergiveup
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