People’s Republik Of California Looking To Try Passing Universal Healthcare

The last time California bandied this about, they learned that it would cost at least twice the current budge of the state, and there was no real way to pay for it. There would be a hundreds of billions shortfall. Also, while a majority support universal healthcare in theory, when it comes to seeing taxes and such going up only around 42% supported this. Democrats never give up on their ideas, though, because this is not about taking care of people, it’s about controlling people

Democrats propose California universal healthcare, funded by new income, business taxes

California would enact a sweeping, first-in-the-nation universal healthcare plan under a proposal unveiled Thursday by a group of state Democratic lawmakers, providing health services to every resident and financed by a broad array of new taxes on individuals and businesses.

Though some of the policy details of the ambitious plan were laid out last year, the way to fund it had not been determined. The proposal, now laid out in separate pieces of legislation, faces significant hurdles in the coming months — first at the state Capitol, with opposition from groups representing doctors and insurance companies, and then possibly at the ballot box, as voters would have to approve the taxes in an amendment to the California Constitution.

They didn’t know how to pay for this in 2017, and they still have little idea

Assembly Bill 1400 would create “CalCare,” a system governed by an independent board of directors that promises access to any doctor, regardless of network, and a wide variety of medical services. The new entity would push to bring payments to providers more in line with the costs of care and would seek to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. The plan includes long-term care coverage and services for senior citizens and disabled people, and would remove barriers based on a patient’s immigration status.

And would see doctors and medical facilities heading for other states.

The plan’s proposed tax increase might present the most difficult political hurdle: As a constitutional amendment, it would require a supermajority vote in both the state Senate and Assembly and then ratification by voters in either the June or November statewide election. While Democrats have held a supermajority of seats in both houses for the better part of a decade, they have rarely found enough support within their ranks for a broad-based tax increase.

The constitutional amendment would impose a new excise tax on businesses equal to 2.3% of any annual gross receipts in excess of $2 million. A new payroll tax would also be created, equal to 1.25% of total annual wages and collected from businesses employing 50 or more people. An additional payroll tax would be required for employers with workers earning more than $49,900 a year.

Good luck with that. Remember this oldy but goody from the Obamacare era?

“I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today,”

Waschura said, referring to House Speaker John Boehner, who is leading the Republican charge to defund Obamacare.

“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”

“Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.”

Personally, I think California should give it a whirl. You can’t have an experiment without an experimental group. And anyone who voted Democrat in the state should not be allowed to escape to another state.

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13 Responses to “People’s Republik Of California Looking To Try Passing Universal Healthcare”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “Of course, I want people to have health care,” Vinson said. “I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.”

    I remember that one.

    Textbook example of someone who shouldn’t vote or breed – too stupid for either to work out right.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach: anyone who voted Democrat in the state should not be allowed to escape to another state

    This is a constant refrain from our fascist right-wing friends.

    Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-USSR) thinks blue state folk who move to red states shouldn’t be allowed to vote!

    Ah, democracy… We Hardly Knew Ye. Democracy: 1776-2024. RIP.

    • Dana says:

      We just don’t want the people who ruined there to come here, and ruin things for sensible people.

      • Conservative Beaner says:

        Paraphrasing Agent Smith to Morpheus; Leftist are like a disease, they grow and destroy everything they touch and when they have destroyed everything in reach they move and infect other areas.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Ruin KY, LA, MS, AR, WV etc? Do you also want Blue states to stop sending so much money to the feds to redistribute to the poor Red states?

    • alanstorm says:

      This is a constant refrain from our fascist right-wing friends.

      Please point out the alleged fascism.

  3. The socialist from St Louis wrote:

    Ah, democracy… We Hardly Knew Ye. Democracy: 1776-2024. RIP.

    I’ll take the democracy from 1776, when the franchise was restricted to white male property owners. Our first seven Presidents were elected under those rules, and our first eighteen under a simpler white male franchise.

    We still restricted the franchise to men until 1920, so for the majority of our history, women could not vote, and if black men were constitutionally allowed to vote from 1870 on, very few were actually allowed to do so.

    Considering the governments we had prior to the expansion of the franchise to what we have today, it is inarguable that we had better governments earlier!

    • L.G.Brandon says:

      Hell Dana, I’d be happy if they would just stick to equality under the law and not stealing elections. For the first time in decades, the West has a minority group that really is persecuted — “demonized by the media, ostracized by society, oppressed by the state,” as PJW puts it. The self-styled Champions of the Little Guy are unsurprisingly the ones doing the persecuting. The Democrats, the Progressives, the hard totally brainwashed left. Nothing says “Progressive” like a return to Nazi Germany 1939.

      There is something either psychotic or pure evil about people who believe that others who disagree with them should be treated like animals and non-personed to the extent that not only are they no longer entitled to the rights God gave them but may also no longer be entitled even to the right to life. Like a leftist treats a human zygote or a Nazi treats a Jew, or a communist treats a kulak.

    • Hairy says:

      Of course Dana you would have loved that old time democracy it eas great for white men
      Unfortunately white men are a minority in our society so you are asking to return to a minority type rule. If we did return to that type of society would you want to own black people? Would you prefer to own black males or black females?

      • Jl says:

        John-remember we told you no more info from the back of your box of Cheerios..
        Whites make up about 60% percent of the population, while blacks are about 13%. Please inform us on how that would be a minority

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Actually, white males make up about 30% of the population. And admit it, Cons don’t consider white Hispanics as white, do they?

          • drowningpuppies says:

            So, Rimjob, whose fault is it that you’re such a total dumbass?

            Bwaha! Lolgf

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