LA Times Seems Surprised That There’s No Debate On Rising Cost Of Single Payer Push

What, exactly, did they expect? When you vote for and elect far left Progressive (nice Fascism) fanatics, you aren’t electing public servants: you’re electing people who Know they are better than everyone else, so, the peons will do as they say (direct LA Times piece here behind the paywall)

Column: No debate on skyrocketing cost of California single-payer bill? So much for good government

Things don’t always go as hoped. A prime example is the Democrats’ push for single-payer healthcare legislation.

A good-government hope was that this effort would result in a thoughtful, substantive legislative debate worthy of the monumental issue of universal healthcare.

That hope was dashed Thursday in a legislative fiscal committee, which failed to carry out what should be its primary duty: to dig into the innards of a spending bill and examine whether it makes financial sense.

The contentious bill, AB 1400, sailed through the Assembly Appropriations Committee on a party-line 11-3 vote without any discussion at all. Shameful.

This measure, after all, would completely change healthcare coverage for Californians. Insurance companies would be shoved aside. People would be switched from their current coverage — whether private, federal Medicare or Medi-Cal for the poor — to a new state-run plan called CalCare.

Californians always seem surprised that they get what they vote for, eh? Hey, this uber-progressive DA is awesome, he/she will Do Something. Hey, why is my car getting broken into/stolen constantly? Why are people constantly robbing my business, and the cops do nothing? Why are my power bills so high? They said green energy would be cheap.

But it would require by far the largest state tax increase in history, estimated at $163 billion. The state would also have to find an additional few hundred billion dollars. No one knows how much. Washington would need to be persuaded to turn over to Sacramento all the federal Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) money now spent in California.

Any questions?

How about: Is this state government remotely capable of pulling off such an ambitious endeavor? Is it fiscally attainable and sustainable?

How about “suck it up, this is what you voted for.”

Particularly a bill that a committee staff analysis estimated could cost between $314 billion and $391 billion annually if it were in effect now. The analysis also cited a study showing that $222 billion in employer and household healthcare spending would need to be replaced.

To put those numbers in perspective, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year totals $286 billion. He’s neutral on the single-payer legislation.

If they think it will come from those Rich People and Big Businesses, just wait till they blow out of California. So many of them are for these progressive measures, they just don’t want to be the ones who pay for it.

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7 Responses to “LA Times Seems Surprised That There’s No Debate On Rising Cost Of Single Payer Push”

  1. Dana says:

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  2. Hairy says:

    Yes Teach electric bills sre SKYROCKETING as global prices for fossil fuels go up. Renewables are going down. Of course generation is only 1/3 the cost 2/3s goes for transmission overhead and of course profits. Did you notice the newbie item on your Duke bill? “Storm damage”

    • Down on the Corner says:

      Yes Teach electric bills sre SKYROCKETING as global prices for fossil fuels go up. Renewables are going down.

      How do you stop skyrocketing prices Hairy?

      You increase supply and lessen demand. Renewables are not ready now or in 3 years or 10 years for prime time.

    • david7134 says:

      Give us evidence of “renewables” going down. You proclaim profits as if it was bad. The easiest way to reduce energy cost and help the little guy, eliminate taxes.

    • Jl says:

      Really Johnny? Then why does Germany have some of the highest energy prices in Europe?
      And as said before, fossil fuel prices are going up because they’re in such high demand, unlike your unreliables

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