They know they can’t fund it, but California legislators are pushing for socialized healthcare anyway.
California legislators have given voters (and illegals) a large present with a big bow on it. No point in unwrapping it, though, because they admit outright that the box is empty! The California Senate approved a bill to adopt a single-payer healthcare system and have sent it to the state Assembly without any means for raising the $400 billion required to pay for it.
The L.A. Times’ headline doesn’t disguise the situation: “Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate — without a way to pay its $400-billion tab.”
A proposal to adopt a single-payer healthcare system for California took an initial step forward Thursday when the state Senate approved a bare-bones bill that lacks a method for paying the $400-billion cost of the plan.
The proposal was made by legislators led by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) at the same time President Trump and Republican members of Congress are working to repeal and replace the federal Affordable Care Act.
“Despite the incredible progress California has made, millions still do not have access to health insurance and millions more cannot afford the high deductibles and co-pays, and they often forgo care,” Lara said during a floor debate on the bill.
The bill, which now goes to the state Assembly for consideration, will have to be further developed, Lara conceded, adding he hopes to reach a consensus on a way to pay for it.
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