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Why Single-Payer Would Improve California Health Care

Why Single-Payer Would Improve California Health Care

James Kahn

How to achieve universal health insurance in California? In our super-progressive, supermajority Democratic state, that’s the health policy question of the day. Not if we should lead the way on universal coverage, but how.

Recently, UC Berkeley economists proposed a solution, dubbed California Dreamin’. Expand current insurance to cover the uninsured, using up to $17 billion in new taxes. That’s a 5 percent bump in health spending. Problem solved, right?

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Thank you James Kahn. Please reiterate and expand on regular basis. That’s what we need - keep the arguments up, front and center

Smart social contract: Perhaps most exciting, single-payer unites us in a just and prudent communitarian undertaking. Single-payer is the poster child for benevolent and smart policy.

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As soon as California implements single-payer, small business start-ups will proliferate and other states will realize the business tax bonanza they are missing out on. Single payer will spread to other states faster than it did through Canadian provinces during the 1960s.

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Try telling this truth to shameless and very rich party hacks like Pelosi and Feinstein who actually support the current ridiculous system and keep insisting that Medicare for All can’t work. Here’s a disturbing fact. In 2014 ONE-HALF of personal bankruptcies in the U.S. were caused by the inability to pay medical bills. In 2017 that percentage went up.
Here’s a sample of Pelosi’s bullshit -
“We’re capitalists - that’s just the way it is.”
Hey, Dianne and Nancy - you’re in the wrong party.

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Shouldn’t all candidates have a healthcare plan all laid out for us to examine? What good is touting MF4ALL when we don’t know the way it is paid for, what the coverage is, and what the cost is for individuals.