May 24 2017
While existing federal, state and local funding would amount to about $200 billion to offset part of the total cost, the report said, Californians would be on the hook for around $200 billion in additional tax revenues to make up the balance. But now the Legislature wants to consider a 200 percent increase in the state budget. The analysis of the health care proposal presented to lawmakers on Monday suggests a 15 percent increase to the state's payroll tax to provide the necessary revenue.
This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation.
The major test for any effort to create a single-payer health care system is how to pay for it. California now knows the math it's contending with. "How can you say this will be fiscally prudent for the state?"
A proposed single-payer health system in California would cost about $400 billion annually, with up to half of that money coming from a new payroll tax on workers and employers, according to a state analysis. "The state has never gotten anything right in healthcare". As Vox details, "the state would pay for nearly 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".
One tiny, insignificant detail: there's no way the state can afford this.
$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill
But with a national backlash growing against what is seen as the Trump administration move to create budget room to give wealthy Americans another tax break, both the budget and the House health care plan aren't likely to make it through the Senate without severe corrections. That's not necessarily better, but it would offer something of a solution to the problem of how to pay for a hugely expensive new entitlement.
During the convention, the leading Democratic hopeful, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, embraced the leftist agenda, including free community college educations. Jerry Brown is leery. Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure previous year that would have used payroll taxes to fund a near-universal coverage system.
Other polling bears out that relationship.
When free health care provided by the state government isn't free, it's a much more hard sell.
Why Trump is on track to disappoint Israel's Netanyahu
The alleys and passageways of Jerusalem's ancient Old City, which Trump visited later in the day, were essentially under lockdown. That refrain echoed the Saudi King Salman's description of the Iranian government as "the tip of the spear of global terrorism".
Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years
He will hope to capture his second Indy 500 victory after winning the race in 2008 when he also had pole position. I don't know whether it's because I'm getting older and emotion is becoming stronger, but it's definitely tough.
Fernando Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
Overall, Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) remained 2min, 23sec ahead of 2014 victor Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and 2min 38sec ahead of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Livestrong).
May 24 2017
North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec
Symantec said it discovered multiple instances of code from the Sony Pictures hack in early versions of WannaCry . Lazarus has also been linked to attacks on banks using their SWIFT messaging network.
May 23 2017
Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror
National Rail said: "As Manchester Victoria is located near the arena, the station has been evacuated and all lines closed". My wife said, "I need to lie down". "Please stay away from the area", Greater Manchester Police officials said on Twitter .
May 23 2017
Star Midfielder Believes Champions League Football Will Help Liverpool Attract 'Big Players'
Arsene Wenger's side started the day one point behind their rivals as they beat a lacklustre Everton team 3-1 on home soil. Hard as it may be to imagine now, but there was a point way back in September when Chelsea's season looked on the brink.
May 23 2017
US extends 'temporary protected status' to Haitians until January
Senator Edward Markey. "Progress has been made in Haiti, but the country is still far from recovered". Stephanie Murphy and two Democratic gubernatorial candidates, Gwen Graham and Andrew Gillum .
May 22 2017
Wisconsin unemployment lowest since February 2000
In a year-over comparison from 2016, growth was seen in federal government and "other services" as high as 20 percent. This post was updated to clarify that the new unemployment data is preliminary and add quotes from Matthew Barewicz.
May 22 2017
Hinting at secret tapes, Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director
For example, White House press secretary Sean Spicer has said the president fired Comey because he was advised to do so. The face-to-face meeting between the president and the director raised other concerns.
May 20 2017
Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee
But it appears Comey has chosen to testify just once more before Congress. "I'm not under investigation". Trump also called Comey a "nut job".
May 19 2017
Titles more important than top four to Manchester United, says Mourinho
Mourinho said United were unlikely to appeal the decision, despite feeling the red card was harsh. "I will analyze the individual performances of the players and try to understand who can give me a little bit more for the final".
May 19 2017
Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate
Historically, abdication of Japanese emperors was common, with about half of the 125 Japanese emperors having abdicated . Japanese media reported that the Abe government is discussing a separate resolution on the topic.
May 19 2017
Merkel: UK Will 'Pay A Price' If It Curbs Immigration
Merkel, 62, has been chancellor since late 2005, when Jacques Chirac was French president. She said the French and German governments would hold a meeting on key issues in July.
May 23 2017English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on
May 23 2017Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House'
May 23 2017Senate confirms Iowa governor as China envoy
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May 22 2017Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'
May 20 2017AT&T Workers Across 36 States Began 3-Day Strike Friday
May 19 2017Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners
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May 24 2017JP Morgan Raises Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Stock To a "Overweight" Rating
May 24 2017Mother claims sunscreen gave her 14-month-old daughter second-degree burns
May 24 2017Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations
May 23 2017LeEco Founder Jia Yueting Steps Down as CEO Amidst Massive Corporate Overhaul
May 23 2017No serious impact in India due to ransomware: Ravi Shankar Prasad
May 22 2017Capitals square series 3-3 against Penguins
May 22 2017I'll be back: Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms role in latest Terminator film
May 20 2017Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director
May 19 2017Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets
May 19 2017Texas man sues woman for texting in date
May 19 2017Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces
May 18 2017White House Pushes Back on Reports of Intelligence Talks between US, Russia