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Read the latest on California single payer health care proposals

California’s single-payer health care boondoggle is back and worse than ever

Karl Marx could have been forecasting the future of California when he said that history repeats itself – first as tragedy, then as farce. The tragedy is a state budget of $225.9 billion this year, with a budget deficit equivalent to nearly one-third of that figure – $73 billion, according to the latest estimate from the state ...
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Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
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Compared To UK Physicians, US Docs Have It Made

America’s doctors are lobbying for better pay. The American Medical Association and other doctor groups are currently urging Congress to roll back a 3.37 percent cut to Medicare reimbursement rates that took effect at the beginning of the year. This quarrel over pay should disabuse U.S. doctors of any sympathy for ...
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Sally Pipes’ comments on the return of CA universal healthcare proposal in The Center Square

California proposal for universal healthcare bans private care, doubles spending By Kenneth Schrupp Healthcare experts say this measure would increase doctor wait times, shortages and strikes in a state public healthcare system already suffering from too few doctors. In Canada, where private coverage is outlawed, the average wait time from ...
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Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
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Canadian Health Care Leaves Patients Frozen In Line

More than one-fourth of Americans receive taxpayer-funded health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to the latest federal estimates. But that “free” coverage has a significant cost. Medicaid beneficiaries must wait longer for care than those with private insurance. A study from 2021 found that Medicaid patients waited 1.3 ...
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California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
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Read latest about push for single-payer

Doctors lobbying for Medicare for All should be careful what they wish for

Single-payer health care is what it sounds like — an insurance program where the government is the only insurer. Private insurance would be banned. And the government would pay health-care providers whatever it deemed appropriate and affordable. Read the full article at the New York Post
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Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

Is US Uninsured Crisis a Myth?

The report estimates that 24.3 million Americans lack health insurance in 2023, which amounts to just over 7% of the country. That might seem like an uncomfortably large figure. But consider another crucial fact. The overwhelming majority of uninsured residents — over 20 million — either have access to some ...
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Read about state-level push for single-payer

State Legislatures Can’t Shake Their Single-Payer Dreams. That’s A Problem.

Michigan is the latest state to flirt with a government takeover of the health insurance system. Earlier this year, Democratic Rep. Carrie Rheingans, who represents Ann Arbor, and several of her colleagues introduced House Bill 4893, which would create a state-run single-payer healthcare system. It’s part of a nationwide trend. ...
Commentary

Read the latest on California single payer health care proposals

California’s single-payer health care boondoggle is back and worse than ever

Karl Marx could have been forecasting the future of California when he said that history repeats itself – first as tragedy, then as farce. The tragedy is a state budget of $225.9 billion this year, with a budget deficit equivalent to nearly one-third of that figure – $73 billion, according to the latest estimate from the state ...
Commentary

Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
Commentary

Compared To UK Physicians, US Docs Have It Made

America’s doctors are lobbying for better pay. The American Medical Association and other doctor groups are currently urging Congress to roll back a 3.37 percent cut to Medicare reimbursement rates that took effect at the beginning of the year. This quarrel over pay should disabuse U.S. doctors of any sympathy for ...
Featured

Sally Pipes’ comments on the return of CA universal healthcare proposal in The Center Square

California proposal for universal healthcare bans private care, doubles spending By Kenneth Schrupp Healthcare experts say this measure would increase doctor wait times, shortages and strikes in a state public healthcare system already suffering from too few doctors. In Canada, where private coverage is outlawed, the average wait time from ...
Commentary

Government run health care won’t improve life expectancy

Between 2021 and 2022, U.S. life expectancy jumped more than 12 months, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An American born today can now expect to live 77.5 years — up from 76.4 in 2021. Predictably, this good news didn’t register with progressives working ...
Commentary

Canadian Health Care Leaves Patients Frozen In Line

More than one-fourth of Americans receive taxpayer-funded health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to the latest federal estimates. But that “free” coverage has a significant cost. Medicaid beneficiaries must wait longer for care than those with private insurance. A study from 2021 found that Medicaid patients waited 1.3 ...
Commentary

California’s single-payer dream further away than ever

California is facing a record budget deficit next year of $68 billion. As a result, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Democratic supermajority in the state legislature will have to scale back their progressive ambitions. Can the state really afford the looming rise in the minimum wage for healthcare workers to ...
Commentary

Read latest about push for single-payer

Doctors lobbying for Medicare for All should be careful what they wish for

Single-payer health care is what it sounds like — an insurance program where the government is the only insurer. Private insurance would be banned. And the government would pay health-care providers whatever it deemed appropriate and affordable. Read the full article at the New York Post
Commentary

Read Sally Pipes' latest at Newsmax

Is US Uninsured Crisis a Myth?

The report estimates that 24.3 million Americans lack health insurance in 2023, which amounts to just over 7% of the country. That might seem like an uncomfortably large figure. But consider another crucial fact. The overwhelming majority of uninsured residents — over 20 million — either have access to some ...
Commentary

Read about state-level push for single-payer

State Legislatures Can’t Shake Their Single-Payer Dreams. That’s A Problem.

Michigan is the latest state to flirt with a government takeover of the health insurance system. Earlier this year, Democratic Rep. Carrie Rheingans, who represents Ann Arbor, and several of her colleagues introduced House Bill 4893, which would create a state-run single-payer healthcare system. It’s part of a nationwide trend. ...
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