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Friday, June 2, 2017

Communist Health Care One Step Closer

The People's Republic of California

  • Leftist loon California acts to ban insurance companies and provide free medical care for illegal aliens.
  • The Democrats can't even keep the state's roads in repair, but they promise they can take care of your kidney problems.

SACRAMENTO  (Mercury News)  — As a legislative deadline loomed, California senators Thursday — in some cases, reluctantly — voted to pass a $400 billion plan to create a government-run health care system without a way to pay for it.
Senate Bill 562, by Sens. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, passed 23-14 and will now advance to the Assembly, where it will likely be amended to include taxes. And that would mean the measure would require two-thirds votes in both chambers.
“What we did today was really approve the concept of a single-payer system in California,” Lara said in an interview after the vote.
The California Nurses Association, the bill’s lead sponsor, has pushed the proposal hard, organizing demonstrations at the California Democratic Convention last month and promising to “primary” incumbent Democrats who don’t jump on board. 
A Senate committee analysis released last week, however, estimated that the state would have to raise $200 billion in revenue each year, which it said could be done through a 15 percent payroll tax.
Republicans argued forcefully against the bill, questioning its cost and the very idea of a government-run program.
“How do we possibly pay for this thing?” asked Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Oakdale.
Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said he felt like he was in the car with “Thelma and Louise.”
“Colleagues, cliff dead ahead,” he said.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

really ? what a surprise !!!