California’s Single-Payer Health Insurance Dream Remains a Fantasy

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The state Assembly’s Health Committee advanced Assembly Bill 2200 this week. The bill would ban private health insurance and force all state residents into “CalCare,” a government-run health plan. Nine Democrats voted aye, four Republicans voted no, and three Democrats abstained.

The measure now heads to the Appropriations Committee. But AB 2200’s odds of becoming law are still long. The state simply can’t afford the hundreds of billions of dollars it would cost each and every year.

That’s a good thing, because single payer invariably results in long waits for subpar care.

Click to read the full article in Times of San Diego. 

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