Category Archives: Health Care costs

Sacramento’s silliest subsidy

By David Crane | In December, I became eligible for Medicare, the national health insurance program for people aged 65 and older. Medicare is fantastic — and fantastically cheap — insurance. But, believe it or not, if I was a retired California state employee, … Continue reading

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Single-payer bill could bankrupt California

This is the greatest case of fiscal malpractice in the state’s history By Marc Joffe | 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 … Continue reading

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Watch the single-payer healthcare bill being debated on the senate floor now

To watch the Senate vote on SB 562 live on the California Channel, click here. Read these critical comments on the bill by Democrat David Crane: The Real Reason Behind The California Single Payer Proposal Hint: It’s not about health Unhealthy Legislation … Continue reading

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Report: Single-payer health care in California would cost double state budget

By Steven Greenhut | During the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento last weekend, the spiciest news was outgoing chairman John Burton dropping an f-bomb on a group of activists demanding that the party embrace a single-payer health system. It’s … Continue reading

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Why public services in California decline even as revenues rise

”The worst, the most corrupting lies are problems poorly stated.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan, citing French theologian ​Georges Bernanos By David Crane | The State of California’s revenues have surged in the five years since the 2010-11 budget. Through its … Continue reading

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The numbers reveal California’s unfunded health care crisis

By State Controller John Chiang in the Sacramento Bee | A few numbers to remember: 1.9, 72, 24, 92, 25, 67 and 121. No, they are not related to last week’s lotto, nor are they the residual carnage of a … Continue reading

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