Skip to comments.Why are California liberals pushing so hard to get rid of health insurance?
Posted on 06/07/2017 2:54:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
State Sen. Toni Atkins stood on a stage outside the Capitol last month and made the case for a Democratic-backed bid to transform Californias health care system into something thats never been done in the U.S.
People shouldnt have to experience anxiety over whether theyll be covered based on whos in the White House, Atkins, D-San Diego, told a crowd of nurses and health care advocates who were cheering her on. Its time to cover everybody once and for all.
With Obamacare under assault in Washington by Republicans who see it as a broken system that hamstrings people with high premiums and inadequate access to medical care, Atkins and Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, are pushing a bill through the state Legislature that would replace Obamacare with a government-run system.
Everyone would be covered, including undocumented immigrants. Under the proposal, there would be no need for insurance companies; no more monthly premiums or out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits and prescriptions.
The authors havent said exactly how theyd pay the projected cost of $400 billion a year, although they acknowledge it would use existing health care money in addition to new taxes.
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Because most ... Calif FReepers not withstanding ... most who live in Calif at least on the coast are STUPID
Boy that will keep the immigrants, ne’er do wells the sick lame and lazy out of the state. NOT
Exactly. Destroy the U.S. healthcare system and replace it with the worst system you can come up with. Eventually the sheeple will beg for socialized medicine.
Control healthcare, control the proletariat. Communism 101.
Because the institutions controlled by leftists CB no longer afford to pay insurance premiums. They wish to be bailed out by taxpayers - as always.
Because the average Cali fruit and nut wants socialized medicine....
BUT BUT O Crae was supposed to FIX all this.
Yep. Single provider. You will have no choice.
Guarantee your quality care will be rationing . Guaranteed Gov will ask for more money every chance they get,otherwise every kids will die.
Because the California dreamers hope to drag the rest of America into the same deranged thought process...I could see, for example entanglements of their health care system with those of other states( California retirees in other locales for example needing health care from doctors not willing to take California single payer insurance) affecting the interstate commerce clause of the US as it relates to health care. This would lead to a crisis in the US with the only solution being offered is that every state has to be single payer.
I’m not saying the commerce clause is something they are “secretly hoping to use” in a conspiratorial sense, I’m just saying that effects of California Single Payer on the Commerce Clause as it relates to health care across the 50 states should be expected!
Dems want bureaucrats to control people’s lives, in return said bureaucrats contribute to the Dems...
“maybe they can go piecemeal and pick off a couple of states at a time.”
I doubt it. California might “implement” it, but it will crash and burn. Moreover, business *will* bail once it is implemented. They’re looking at this whole problem through a static lens. They think “hey, all we have to do is take A from B and C will be glorious people’s solution to health care problem”. They *never* consider the consequences of their actions.
The thing that scares me is that a heck of alot more people are going to flee the bluest of blue states for many of the red states. Socialists love their grand ideas until they have to pay for them with their own money. I don’t want to see them take their ideas to Texas, Arizona, or Florida.
It will increase state taxes to 34% of a residents salary. With 28% being taken out for Federal Tax, that doesn’t leave much left to pay rent, house payment or to buy groceries. You may be healthy for a while, but then you’re homeless and starving. Nice job, California
California is operating as intended taking what should be done by the States as opposed to the Feds.
California has a right to fail
Liberals only know how to destroy.
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