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Democrats Eye Canada’s Failed Healthcare System – Why?

Democrats in Congress are working to resurrect the Build Back Better Act, their massive social spending proposal that stalled in the Senate last month. To be certain, there’s plenty of disagreement across the party’s moderate and progressive wings. Yet, they’re largely aligned on healthcare. Indeed, Democrats are determined to increase the number …

Health Care

Sally Pipes Talks CA Single Payer Bill on John and Ken Show

Listen to Sally Pipes, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, discuss AB 1400, the California single-payer legislation on the popular “John and Ken Show” on KFI Radio in Southern California.

California

A Better California Doesn’t Require A Big-Government Budget

For most, “budget” means a set amount of money they’re able to spend over a defined period of time, such as the funds available in a household account. To California lawmakers, “budget” holds a different meaning. In their world, it typically defines an opportunity to freely spend a massive harvest …

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Don’t Believe the ‘Medical Bankruptcy’ Narrative

Americans collectively have about $140 billion in outstanding medical debts, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Those hefty bills are driving many people into bankruptcy – at least according to prominent progressives. Left-wing leaders have long stoked fears of “medical bankruptcy” to …

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Single-Payer Health Care Will Cost $12,250 per California Household

When Inside California Politics host Frank Buckley asked California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon whether he feels differently about the new attempt to bring single-payer health care to California (AB 1400) versus the last bill in 2017 (SB 562), Rendon replied, “that was really you know a cynical attempt I think …

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Sally Pipes – Single Payer Health Care Returns to California

In this podcast, our guest is Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy. Sally discusses the new single-payer health care proposal in California, the new tax hikes to fund the plan, and its impact on Californians. She also …

California

California heads for single-payer havoc with CalCare

California Democrats have renewed their quest to take over the state’s health insurance system. The state Assembly’s Health Committee approved legislation that would effectively outlaw private health insurance and force all Californians onto a government-run plan called CalCare. The plan calls for a tax increase of at least $163 billion, …

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Universal Health Care Back For Another Try

In some ways it’s shocking that California, the bluest, hardest left state in the union, still doesn’t have universal health care. Gavin Newson promised a single-payer system when running for governor in 2018, but all attempts have fallen short. Maybe it was something someone said, such as pointing out that …

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California Can Look Forward to Socialized Medicine If Single-Payer Returns

It’s been five years since California Democrats tried and failed to bring socialized medicine to the Golden State. But with the new year comes a renewed attempt to abolish private health insurance and force all of the state’s 39 million residents into a new government-run plan. AB 1400 passed the state Assembly’s …

Commentary

Building Back To Canadian Health Care?

Senate Democrats have delayed action on their multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act until the New Year. If it passes, even more people will be dependent on the federal government for health coverage. It would represent the latest stepping-stone toward single-payer health care, which progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have dreamed of …

Commentary

Democrats Eye Canada’s Failed Healthcare System – Why?

Democrats in Congress are working to resurrect the Build Back Better Act, their massive social spending proposal that stalled in the Senate last month. To be certain, there’s plenty of disagreement across the party’s moderate and progressive wings. Yet, they’re largely aligned on healthcare. Indeed, Democrats are determined to increase the number …

Health Care

Sally Pipes Talks CA Single Payer Bill on John and Ken Show

Listen to Sally Pipes, PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy, discuss AB 1400, the California single-payer legislation on the popular “John and Ken Show” on KFI Radio in Southern California.

California

A Better California Doesn’t Require A Big-Government Budget

For most, “budget” means a set amount of money they’re able to spend over a defined period of time, such as the funds available in a household account. To California lawmakers, “budget” holds a different meaning. In their world, it typically defines an opportunity to freely spend a massive harvest …

Commentary

Don’t Believe the ‘Medical Bankruptcy’ Narrative

Americans collectively have about $140 billion in outstanding medical debts, according to a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Those hefty bills are driving many people into bankruptcy – at least according to prominent progressives. Left-wing leaders have long stoked fears of “medical bankruptcy” to …

Blog

Single-Payer Health Care Will Cost $12,250 per California Household

When Inside California Politics host Frank Buckley asked California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon whether he feels differently about the new attempt to bring single-payer health care to California (AB 1400) versus the last bill in 2017 (SB 562), Rendon replied, “that was really you know a cynical attempt I think …

Featured

Sally Pipes – Single Payer Health Care Returns to California

In this podcast, our guest is Sally Pipes, President & CEO of the Pacific Research Institute and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy. Sally discusses the new single-payer health care proposal in California, the new tax hikes to fund the plan, and its impact on Californians. She also …

California

California heads for single-payer havoc with CalCare

California Democrats have renewed their quest to take over the state’s health insurance system. The state Assembly’s Health Committee approved legislation that would effectively outlaw private health insurance and force all Californians onto a government-run plan called CalCare. The plan calls for a tax increase of at least $163 billion, …

Blog

Universal Health Care Back For Another Try

In some ways it’s shocking that California, the bluest, hardest left state in the union, still doesn’t have universal health care. Gavin Newson promised a single-payer system when running for governor in 2018, but all attempts have fallen short. Maybe it was something someone said, such as pointing out that …

Commentary

California Can Look Forward to Socialized Medicine If Single-Payer Returns

It’s been five years since California Democrats tried and failed to bring socialized medicine to the Golden State. But with the new year comes a renewed attempt to abolish private health insurance and force all of the state’s 39 million residents into a new government-run plan. AB 1400 passed the state Assembly’s …

Commentary

Building Back To Canadian Health Care?

Senate Democrats have delayed action on their multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act until the New Year. If it passes, even more people will be dependent on the federal government for health coverage. It would represent the latest stepping-stone toward single-payer health care, which progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have dreamed of …

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