Single-payer health care in California

June 24, 2017 |

The Speaker of the California Assembly has shelved until next year a bill to institute universal single-payer health care. It could be revived next year, and likely will be, because it’s the hot button issue for the leftwing “progressive” tail that wags the dog that is the state Democratic Party. They’re already howling in outrage against the Assembly and blaming the postponement on insurers and (apparently, out of habit) President Trump. However, Speaker Anthony Rendon pointed out that even senators who voted for the single payer health care bill admitted it had a number of potentially fatal flaws, such as cost controls and financing.

To put that in plain English, even universal government-paid health care’s supporters calculated that it would cost $400 billion a year, or more than twice the current annual state budget. And that’s just a lowball estimate. Implementing it would drive countless businesses out of California, lead to inevitable rationing of care, and bring about financial ruination – yet a lot of California lawmakers said "what the heck" and voted for it anyway. Anybody surprised to hear that? Didn’t think so.


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The “progressives” currently protesting the shelving of the bill might as well be shaking their fists at the sky in fury and outrage that the government can’t repeal the laws of nature and reality. Come to think of it, I think that’s what being a “progressive” has now come to mean.

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  • IIngrid Forsberg

    06/24/2017 11:32 AM

    I live in CA. wackos like great weather here...they mostly live out here, esp. on the coast. I have no clue how they think they are going to pay for this. Perhaps I'll have to move to Texas, or Kansas. The weather there I'm not as fond of, but at least the people there are sane.

  • Dr. Karl Fischer

    06/24/2017 11:28 AM

    The lack of honesty, maturity, practicality and the profound sociopolitical myopia is beyond ruinous for any citizen living anywhere in this once great Republic. For those residing in the State Of California, re-electing Brown and sanctuary anything is proof of non-functional stupidity! People say they fear the precipice. There is a physical 'Tipping Point'. We are past that. The only fix is an historical truth. You know what it is.

  • Robert. Barton

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Pray hard and keep your powder dry! Dark days coming.

  • Al Bueller

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Mike,
    It blows my mind how both Republicans and Democrats can try to rip apart the Trump Healthcare bill.
    He should use the Pelosi method to pass the bill.
    Pass the bill, you can read it later. Not one Democrat complained about the bill before it was passed.
    Why can't the Republicans do the same?

Single-payer health care in California

June 24, 2017 |

The Speaker of the California Assembly has shelved until next year a bill to institute universal single-payer health care. It could be revived next year, and likely will be, because it’s the hot button issue for the leftwing “progressive” tail that wags the dog that is the state Democratic Party. They’re already howling in outrage against the Assembly and blaming the postponement on insurers and (apparently, out of habit) President Trump. However, Speaker Anthony Rendon pointed out that even senators who voted for the single payer health care bill admitted it had a number of potentially fatal flaws, such as cost controls and financing.

To put that in plain English, even universal government-paid health care’s supporters calculated that it would cost $400 billion a year, or more than twice the current annual state budget. And that’s just a lowball estimate. Implementing it would drive countless businesses out of California, lead to inevitable rationing of care, and bring about financial ruination – yet a lot of California lawmakers said "what the heck" and voted for it anyway. Anybody surprised to hear that? Didn’t think so.


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The “progressives” currently protesting the shelving of the bill might as well be shaking their fists at the sky in fury and outrage that the government can’t repeal the laws of nature and reality. Come to think of it, I think that’s what being a “progressive” has now come to mean.

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Comments 51-54 of 54

  • IIngrid Forsberg

    06/24/2017 11:32 AM

    I live in CA. wackos like great weather here...they mostly live out here, esp. on the coast. I have no clue how they think they are going to pay for this. Perhaps I'll have to move to Texas, or Kansas. The weather there I'm not as fond of, but at least the people there are sane.

  • Dr. Karl Fischer

    06/24/2017 11:28 AM

    The lack of honesty, maturity, practicality and the profound sociopolitical myopia is beyond ruinous for any citizen living anywhere in this once great Republic. For those residing in the State Of California, re-electing Brown and sanctuary anything is proof of non-functional stupidity! People say they fear the precipice. There is a physical 'Tipping Point'. We are past that. The only fix is an historical truth. You know what it is.

  • Robert. Barton

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Pray hard and keep your powder dry! Dark days coming.

  • Al Bueller

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Mike,
    It blows my mind how both Republicans and Democrats can try to rip apart the Trump Healthcare bill.
    He should use the Pelosi method to pass the bill.
    Pass the bill, you can read it later. Not one Democrat complained about the bill before it was passed.
    Why can't the Republicans do the same?

Single-payer health care in California

June 24, 2017 |

The Speaker of the California Assembly has shelved until next year a bill to institute universal single-payer health care. It could be revived next year, and likely will be, because it’s the hot button issue for the leftwing “progressive” tail that wags the dog that is the state Democratic Party. They’re already howling in outrage against the Assembly and blaming the postponement on insurers and (apparently, out of habit) President Trump. However, Speaker Anthony Rendon pointed out that even senators who voted for the single payer health care bill admitted it had a number of potentially fatal flaws, such as cost controls and financing.

To put that in plain English, even universal government-paid health care’s supporters calculated that it would cost $400 billion a year, or more than twice the current annual state budget. And that’s just a lowball estimate. Implementing it would drive countless businesses out of California, lead to inevitable rationing of care, and bring about financial ruination – yet a lot of California lawmakers said "what the heck" and voted for it anyway. Anybody surprised to hear that? Didn’t think so.


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The “progressives” currently protesting the shelving of the bill might as well be shaking their fists at the sky in fury and outrage that the government can’t repeal the laws of nature and reality. Come to think of it, I think that’s what being a “progressive” has now come to mean.

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Comments 51-54 of 54

  • IIngrid Forsberg

    06/24/2017 11:32 AM

    I live in CA. wackos like great weather here...they mostly live out here, esp. on the coast. I have no clue how they think they are going to pay for this. Perhaps I'll have to move to Texas, or Kansas. The weather there I'm not as fond of, but at least the people there are sane.

  • Dr. Karl Fischer

    06/24/2017 11:28 AM

    The lack of honesty, maturity, practicality and the profound sociopolitical myopia is beyond ruinous for any citizen living anywhere in this once great Republic. For those residing in the State Of California, re-electing Brown and sanctuary anything is proof of non-functional stupidity! People say they fear the precipice. There is a physical 'Tipping Point'. We are past that. The only fix is an historical truth. You know what it is.

  • Robert. Barton

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Pray hard and keep your powder dry! Dark days coming.

  • Al Bueller

    06/24/2017 11:24 AM

    Hi Mike,
    It blows my mind how both Republicans and Democrats can try to rip apart the Trump Healthcare bill.
    He should use the Pelosi method to pass the bill.
    Pass the bill, you can read it later. Not one Democrat complained about the bill before it was passed.
    Why can't the Republicans do the same?