Single-payer healthcare is an awful idea. How much would it cost California if it implemented single-payer?
It would cost the state $400 billion a year. $400 billion! That's more than the entire annual state budget. It's an idea that lives in the land of unicorns and fairies, but it's scary how many democrats are pushing for single-payer.
$200 billion of existing money would have to go towards it, as well as another $200 billion from new taxes.
No new taxes!
"The state would pay for almost all of its residents' medical expenses—inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, dental, vision, mental health, and nursing home care—and Californians would not have any premiums, copays, or deductibles."
Did we mention illegals would be covered too? Isn't that what this is really about?
What's the point of working hard and achieving success in California? The state just takes all of your accomplishments away. It's gross.
Californians need to understand how disastrous single-payer would be, and already most of them do. A poll commissioned by the California Association of Health Underwriters found that 66% of Californians are opposed to the idea.
Opposition went up to 75% when those polled were told about the $179 billion annual price tag, which is actually a bit lower than it would really cost.
Free healthcare isn't free.