Single Payer Health Care Is Back On The Table In California
By Sammy Caiola
Feb. 7, 2020
It’s been a year and one month since California Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote to the White House about creating a single-payer health care system for the state. It was his first day in office, after having called for a health care overhaul on the campaign trail.
Now, he’s bringing back the push to create one government health provider for all Californians. . .
. . . Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute and author of a book on the flaws of single-payer health care, argued in a Fox News opinion piece that California’s proposals would only lead to high taxes and longer patient wait times.
“The state can scarcely afford the expansions of public health coverage the Newsom administration has already green-lit,” she wrote. “[The commission] shouldn’t need a year, much less six months, to determine that a government takeover of California’s health care system would be ruinous for the state’s finances and patients.”