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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 …

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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 …

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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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U.S. gains in war on cancer while other nations struggle

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, there’s some good news on the health care front. Cancer mortality rates are declining in the United States, according to a recent report from the National Cancer Institute. Sadly, patients in other countries may not be so lucky. Though the United States has …

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The True Cost of ‘Medicare for All’

Several hospitals in New Mexico activated crisis standards of care last month in response to a surge in COVID-19 patients. Earlier this fall, Alaska and Idaho did the same. In some places, providers were forced to begin rationing treatment based on the likelihood of survival. It was a shocking spectacle …

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CA Lawmakers Proposed $236 Billion+ in New Taxes Despite Record Revenue

Despite taking in record state tax revenue over the past year, California lawmakers proposed more than $236.4 billion in new taxes and fees in 2021, finds the annual “Tax and Fee Report” just released by the California Tax Foundation. Over the past twelve months, lawmakers proposed 74 different tax and …

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Get Ready for Another Big California Spending Spree

Governor Newsom let the cat of the bag recently in an interview at the Milken Institute’ annual conference – California is going to see another of what he calls a “historic budget surplus” next year. The Sacramento Bee reports that “in addition a surplus for next year’s budget, Newsom said …

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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 …

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 …

Commentary

U.S. gains in war on cancer while other nations struggle

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, there’s some good news on the health care front. Cancer mortality rates are declining in the United States, according to a recent report from the National Cancer Institute. Sadly, patients in other countries may not be so lucky. Though the United States has …

Commentary

The True Cost of ‘Medicare for All’

Several hospitals in New Mexico activated crisis standards of care last month in response to a surge in COVID-19 patients. Earlier this fall, Alaska and Idaho did the same. In some places, providers were forced to begin rationing treatment based on the likelihood of survival. It was a shocking spectacle …

Blog

CA Lawmakers Proposed $236 Billion+ in New Taxes Despite Record Revenue

Despite taking in record state tax revenue over the past year, California lawmakers proposed more than $236.4 billion in new taxes and fees in 2021, finds the annual “Tax and Fee Report” just released by the California Tax Foundation. Over the past twelve months, lawmakers proposed 74 different tax and …

Blog

Get Ready for Another Big California Spending Spree

Governor Newsom let the cat of the bag recently in an interview at the Milken Institute’ annual conference – California is going to see another of what he calls a “historic budget surplus” next year. The Sacramento Bee reports that “in addition a surplus for next year’s budget, Newsom said …

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