Sally Pipes Quoted in Center Square Article on $25 Health Care Minimum Wage

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A new California law raising the minimum wage for healthcare workers to $25 per hour will cost the state $4 billion as the state faces an escalating budget crisis amid falling tax receipts.

“Increasing the minimum wage to $23 per hour starting in 2024 and reaching $25 in 2026 for health care workers in medical facilities with 10,000 or more employees is fiscally irresponsible, particularly at a time when the state is facing a severe budget deficit,” said Sally Pipes, president and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in healthcare policy at the Pacific Research Institute.

With a major shortage of doctors across the state, increasing spending on other categories that puts pressure on budgets for physicians could result in even worse service overall as positions are cut to accommodate higher costs of labor. 

Read the full article by Kenneth Schrupp at the Center Square

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