Single-payer health care for California takes the next step

Single-payer health care for California takes the next step

The estimated annual cost - triple the cost of California's proposed $124 billion general fund budget for next year, according to The Mercury News - includes all covered healthcare services and administrative costs, at full enrollment, the study said. With this legislation, that spend would drop to between $50 billion and $100 billion. Single-payer health insurance makes health care issues a lot easier to deal with, for the people who use it, and also for doctor offices and businesses.

Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara, a chief sponsor of the SB-562 - The Healthy California Act, said the current system can't be sustained because health coverage is becoming unaffordable for many people because healthcare costs are rising faster than the overall economy. "How can you possibly say this is going to be fiscally prudent for the state of California, not a burden for the state?"

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The report notes a new 15 percent payroll tax on workers and employers would fund half of the $400 billion.

One tiny, insignificant detail: there's no way the state can afford this. The state would pay for nearly 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. The state has never gotten anything right in health care.”. Californians pay an average of 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes, the sixth highest of any state, according to the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C.,-based think tank that favors lower tax rates, and the state's top income tax rate of 13.3 percent is already the nation's highest.

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Despite that range of variables, one thing remains constant: state-level single-payer health plans would require massive increases in tax revenue, equal or larger than the amount of revenue consumed by every other state-level program in a single year.

Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a similar proposal last fall amid widespread concerns about the cost.

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However, those leaders still must contend with the left-wing activists and threats by their leaders, especially the California Nurses Association, to take out Democrats who refuse to cooperate. But the tax increase would need to be voted on separately in the Legislature.

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