Unsatisfied by President Trump’s new ways of running America, many feel the need to dispute his every move.
A few months back, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom started drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco.
Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status, and preserve coverage for the estimated 5 million Californians who risk losing their insurance under President Donald Trump’s changes.
“I think we can learn a lot for the state of California from what we did with Healthy San Francisco,” Newsom said in an interview. “We had the resourcefulness, the resources, and the boldness and audacity to try something new. It’s not necessarily something that can be adopted in all 58 counties, but it can be adopted …. where the majority of California’s population is.”
Let’s see how well Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan turns out…
I’m guessing it’s not good.
According to youngcons,
Universal healthcare doesn’t make sense for a variety of reasons.
Primarily, because it’s mind-numbingly expensive and people who pretend it works great in places like Sweden are forgetting that America has roughly 310 million more people than they do.
In California, where liberals run the show, they tried to get the ball rolling on universal health care.
And guess what happened…
Single-payer healthcare is not going to happen in California – at least this year. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is holding the bill in the Rules Committee until further notice, saying the bill was “woefully inadequate.”
SB 562 passed the Senate a few weeks back, just after the cost estimate of $400 billion a year (more than double the state budget!) was released and considerably dimmed the measure’s popularity. At the time Dems said they’d get all of those little details worked out in committee then bring the bill back to the Senate, but Rendon’s decision stopped that for now.
You read that right. $400 billion a year.
What are these people thinking?
They are thinking about this through the prism that healthcare is a right. It’s not. It’s a product based and a relationship based between a company and a consumer. Should there be safety nets for those that can’t take care of themselves? Sure.
However, healthcare for all on the backs of the taxpayer simply doesn’t add up.
It looks like California got that message. For now.
Do you feel health care is not a right, and that it is a good and a service?