We’ve reported in the past on just how idiotic the leaders of California are. But they seem to be getting worse.
They neglected their infrastructure to protect illegal aliens. They’ve raised the minimum wage and are driving out businesses.
Now they have approved plans to institute universal healthcare that will cost the state $400 billion.
There’s just one problem: they don’t have the money.
From The Blaze:
The California Senate approved a bill that would implement a single-payer health care system in the state without including a plan to cover the costs of the $400 billion proposal, according to the Los Angeles Times.
SB562, the Healthy California Act, would replace California’s health insurance marketplace with a publicly funded health care system. The bill, if signed into law, would cost more than the state’s entire budget.
The Times reported that the “bare-bones” bill passed by the Senate does not contain a plan to pay for the cost of a single-payer system. The state Assembly will consider the bill next…
Republican state Sen. Tom Berryhill told the Times that “we don’t have the money to pay for it.”
“If we cut every single program and expense from the state budget and redirected that money to this bill, SB 562, we wouldn’t even cover half of the $400-billion price tag,” Berryhill said.
This is the left in a nutshell. They promise big, lofty programs, without the common sense to know how they will work.
We’ve seen around the world how damaging government-controlled healthcare is. In Canada and Europe, many people are forced into long wait times to receive basic health care.
In some cases, they are denied life-saving procedures. All because the government bureaucracy is controlling the purse strings.
That will happen in California. But worse still is the massive debt they will incur should they even implement this idiotic idea. Make no mistake: that $400 billion price tag is only the starting point.
Like every other bloated government program, CA single-payer health coverage will balloon into the trillions.
One will question whether there will be a state left, should they pass it.
Source: The Blaze