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  • Commie-fornia Democrats Hit a Wall on Single-Payer

    06/25/2017 5:26:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    There is so much winning for taxpayers, concerned citizens, and conservatives in general in the state of California. The slow but steady victories in this blue bastion of progressive insanity should raise hope for all of us. After all, the Left loves to gloat that what happens in California is most likely to pop up all over the United States. They might want to change their minds. First, an assemblyman in Commie East Bay Alameda County attempted to allow Communists to serve openly in our government. The South Vietnamese Community in Orange County and veterans throughout the state hammered this...
  • Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah… never mind.

    06/24/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state. Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote

    06/24/2017 2:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Progressives furious after California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves bill, citing cost concernsVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it “does not address many serious issues,” including “financing, deliver of care, [and] cost controls.” Mr. Rendon left open the possibility that the measure could be reconsidered, noting that this is the first year of the two-year legislative session, but Mr....
  • California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan (Commiecare dies again)

    06/24/2017 1:46:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/23/17 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete." "Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill," the Los Angeles-area Democrat said in a statement. The bill, which has passed the Senate, lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California, but it doesn't include a way to pay for it. Rendon said the bill also doesn't adequately address delivery...
  • Let California become our 'single-payer' test case

    06/21/2017 9:56:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/21/2017 | By Silvio Canto, Jr.
    The Obamacare repeal debate goes on.  We may have a U.S. Senate plan coming out in the next couple of weeks. Obamacare's implosion is also moving forward: "Iowa's Last Obamacare Insurer Asks For 43% Rate Increase For 2018"!  Wasn't this thing called the Affordable Care Act? The "single-payer" chorus is also singing 24/7.  They argue that a "single-payer" program would be good for all concerned or put us on the right side of history, as they love to say. Here is an idea.  Let California become our single-payer test case.  It is the only place in the U.S. where there are...
  • Nurses’ Union Leads Push for Health Care Socialism in California

    06/19/2017 3:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carl Horowitz
    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...
  • The Single-Payer Party? Democrats Shift Left on Health Care

    06/04/2017 6:05:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 3, 2017 | Alexander Burns and Jennifer Medina
    For years, Republicans savaged Democrats for supporting the Affordable Care Act, branding the law — with some rhetorical license — as a government takeover of health care. Now, cast out of power in Washington and most state capitals, Democrats and activist leaders seeking political redemption have embraced an unlikely-seeming cause: an actual government takeover of health care.
  • California Democrat Drops Nuclear BOMB On New Universal Health Care Bill

    06/02/2017 11:50:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02 June 2017 6:17pm | Jack Crowe
    California’s new universal health care passed the Senate in a Thursday vote, and drew criticism from the unlikeliest of places: Democrats. One in particular dropped this bomb, “We are not debating single payer today because we are not debating a funding source.” Democratic Sen. Ben Hueso told the Sacramento Bee. “We are not debating delivery of service. We are not debating where the health savings will come from. None of that is in the bill. This is the Senate kicking the can down the road to the Assembly and asking the Assembly to fill in all the rest of the blanks.” Hueso’s...
  • The price tag on universal health care is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

    05/23/2017 9:06:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 22, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    The price tag is in: It would cost $400 billion to remake California’s health insurance marketplace and create a publicly funded universal heath care system, according to a state financial analysis released Monday. California would have to find an additional $200 billion per year, including in new tax revenues, to create a so-called “single-payer” system. The estimate assumes the state would retain the existing $200 billion in local, state and federal funding it currently receives to offset the total $400 billion price tag. Employers currently spend between $100 billion to $150 billion per year, which could be available to help...
  • Hey, California, Ready To Spend $400 Billion For Your Single-Payer Disaster?

    05/24/2017 4:42:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2017 | Staff
    CaliCare: California's so-called progressive Democrats, fresh off their classy "flipping off" of Donald Trump at their state convention, now want to flip off the entire state by imposing a reckless, economy-destroying single-payer health care system on the state's citizens. If voters don't stop this madness they'll get what they deserve. A study by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the state legislature found that a proposed single-payer system would cost $400 billion a year — more than twice the state's current bloated budget of $182 billion. To say that it would be the fiscal and economic ruin of California is an...
  • California’s single-payer plan costs $400 billion — twice the state’s entire budget

    05/22/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 22, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    California is undertaking an ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system, and now its plan has a price tag: $400 billion a year. The state legislature has been debating a plan this year to implement a government insurance program to cover all Californians, including those without legal status. It’s a very generous proposal, as currently conceived. The state would pay for almost all of its residents’ medical expenses — inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, dental, vision, mental health, and nursing home care — under the plan, and Californians would not have any premiums, copays, or deductibles. Those sweeping benefits...
  • Tom Perez Bombs Speech, California Dem Chair Tells Protesters ‘Shut the [bleep] Up’

    05/20/2017 6:21:25 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    observer.com ^ | 05/20/17 | Michael Sainato
    <p>The rift within the Democratic Party was on full display at the California Democratic Party Convention on May 19 in Sacramento, California. Progressives joined members of National Nurses United, protesting the Democratic Party establishment’s refusal to support single payer healthcare system. Rather than follow through with Democratic rhetoric that healthcare is a human right, establishment Democrats have responded to voters by scolding and attacking them.</p>
  • [Cal] Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal for Californians

    05/19/2017 7:48:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 06 May, 2017 | Jeff Stone
    If you like your current health care plan, Senate Bill 562 is a bad deal. If you don’t like your current health care plan, SB562 is a worse deal. This legislation, while well intentioned, would force millions of Californians out of their current health care plans into a government-run system that will eventually result in government bureaucrats making health care decisions currently made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. {snip} If this legislation were passed and signed into law, Californians would be on the hook to pay for a $200 billion program. Our entire General Fund today rests at...
  • Aetna to lose almost $1 Billion from 2014-2017 - Will abandon ALL ObamaCare exchanges

    05/11/2017 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    Implosion: The law was, after all, just a "step on the path to single payer." Last year, you may recall that one of the nation’s largest insurers, Aetna, announced it had suffered major losses under the failing Affordable Care Act. As a result, it was pulling out of many ACA exchanges. The company said it intended to soldier on in just four states - Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia. Back then, Aetna claimed losses of almost $450 million. A few weeks ago, they announced that number has risen to $700 million since 2014, and they trimmed Iowa and Virginia from...
  • Ben Stein is so wrong about health care it’s hard to know where to begin

    05/06/2017 8:49:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/17 | David Hogberg
    Part 1: Single-payer does not protect people with pre-existing conditions Ben Stein appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” Wednesday to discuss late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s touching monologue that included ill-informed statements about health care. Instead of trying to correct Kimmel’s assertions, though, Stein just added to the confusion. Regarding the future of our health care system, Stein said, “At the end of the day … it’s going to be single-payer. And the taxpayers are going to have to pick up the tab, and we might as well face that fact as soon as possible. I don’t like...
  • Trump Tells Australian PM: ‘You Have Better Health Care Than We Do’

    05/05/2017 8:38:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    TPM ^ | 05/05/2017 | By Caitlin MacNeal
    During a meeting Thursday night with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal health care system. He made the comments while insisting that Republicans are “united” in their push to repeal Obamacare and praising the legislation passed by the House on Thursday. “It’s a very good bill right now. The premiums are going to come down, very substantially. The deductibles are going to come down. It’s going to be fantastic health care. Right now Obamacare is failing. We have a failing health care,” Trump said. “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend...
  • Charles Krauthammer: "In Less Than Seven Years, We Will Be In A Single-Payer System"

    05/05/2017 8:20:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    RCP ^ | 05/05/2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer on Thursday's Special Report said the American people's views on health care has evolved and thus, ironically, Obamacare wins the day. Krauthammer said health care is not being argued by Republicans in terms of the free market anymore; it is seen now as something the government ought to guarantee. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think historically speaking we are at the midpoint. We had seven years of Obamacare, a change in expectations. And I would predict that in less than seven years, we will be in a single-payer system. I think that's the great irony of this. Obamacare failed...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Single Payer Being Added to Democratic Party Platform

    05/05/2017 7:47:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Politico reported on May 3 that House Democrats want Republicans to pass an Obamacare repeal bill in the House, citing that the vote could be used against Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats affirmed this report by chanting “hey hey hey goodbye” to Republicans after Obamacare repeal marginally passed in the House by a vote of 217 to 213 on May 4. This strategy is terrible for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it reveals that the Democratic Party is willing to sell out constituents just to receive some attack fodder. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently reaffirmed...
  • On Fox News, Charles Krauthammer predicts America will have single-payer health care within 7 years

    05/05/2017 5:25:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 129 replies
    This Week ^ | May 5, 2017
    Conservative columnist and Fox News regular Charles Krauthammer is not a fan of the Affordable Care Act, but after House Republicans voted to partially repeal and replace it on Thursday, he said he thinks, ironically, ObamaCare won the day. "I think what conservatives and Republicans are beginning to understand is how the fundamental view of health care among the American people has changed," he told Tucker Carlson Thursday night. "ObamaCare is a disaster on the ground," he said, "and politically it ruined the Democrats. However, there's an irony and a hidden victory here: Over these past seven years, people's expectations...
  • Universal health care becomes a real possibility in the Golden State

    05/04/2017 3:26:57 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 62 replies
    http://www.sfexaminer.com ^ | 4 may 2017 | By Alix Rosenthal
    As I write this, the GOP-controlled Congress is taking a second stab at repealing Obamacare. The effort is likely to fail, because the party is so divided. However, if they succeed, 21 million newly covered Americans may lose their health coverage. As we all know by now, this means that patients with pre-existing conditions, Medicare recipients and young people could be screwed. And that threat has lit a fire under California, which is racing to send Congress a message: Health care is a basic human right. Enter Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act, which promises to create universal health...