ICYMI: The Orange County Register Opinion: "Single-payer health care is a failed promise"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sacramento – The government-run healthcare proposal, Senate Bill 562, would shift the burden of costs on the backs of ordinary Californians who are already struggling to live paycheck-to-paycheck.  In this Op-Ed published June 4, 2017 in The Orange County Register, Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) highlights the shortcomings of SB 562.

Excerpted Op-Ed:

Senate Bill 562, the single-payer health care bill, and its steep price tag, is not the solution to our broken health care system. … To pay for the program, SB562 would shift the burden onto the backs of hardworking Californians who may have to pay at least a 15 percent automatic health care tax increase deducted directly from their paychecks … the bill is moving forward without regard for economic consequences. The Democratic majority-ruled Legislature just hit Californians with a $5.2 billion annual tax increase that will raise the cost of a gallon of gas and increase car registration fees … These tax increases coupled with SB562’s possible 15 percent automatic tax deduction … could not only hurt taxpayers but could send a rebounding economy into a crash …

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