The Orange County Register Opinion: "Half-baked single-payer health plan amounts to political stunt"
... Considering the magnitude of such a proposal ... the proposal is anticipated to cost $400 billion per year, more than double the state budget. ... This is a glorified political stunt which, if it proceeds with the same thoughtlessness shown to date, could do real harm to the state of California.
California Policy Center: "Single-payer bill could bankrupt California"
The state Senate's vote to pass Ricardo Lara's single-payer healthcare bill last week was a singular act of fiscal malpractice. By failing to control costs and access to the program... Lara's Healthy California Act amounts to a blank check... that could well bounce once it's presented to Sacramento.
National Review: "California's Single-Payer Healthcare Bill Isn't Based in Reality"
... Democrats would still need to raise $200 billion through increased tax revenues, which the majority of Californians vehemently oppose... Which is to say that if Californians remain opposed to higher taxes - and California is one of the most taxed states in the country - then it will be difficult for legislators to sell either a 15-percent payroll tax...
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