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.
Healthy California Act annual price tag: $400 billion
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.
Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations
They also still aren't cool with players pulling sharpies out of their socks and autographing the ball for a fan. The player must be on IR for at least six weeks and they can return to games after sitting out eight weeks.
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".
Texas man sues woman for texting in date
During a screening of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, he asked her to "take it outside" when her texting became a distraction. Crystal Cruz said she only pulled out her phone to let her friend know she was safe. .
May 24 2017
Manchester Responds To Concert Attack With Beautiful Acts Of Kindness
We stick together when it counts", AJ Singh (pictured above), who offered free lifts to blast victims, tells Channel 4 News . In the face of unimaginable terror, it's heartening to see people unite with extraordinary shows of kindness and love.
May 24 2017
Mother claims sunscreen gave her 14-month-old daughter second-degree burns
UVB is associated with skin cancer and sunburn while UVA is known to have more effects on skin wrinkling, leathering and sagging. What's curious is that outdoor workers display lower rates of skin cancer compared to indoor workers, according to a 2009 study.
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
Chris Christie: 'I wouldn't let General Flynn in the White House'
Chris Christie, like every other self-interested Republican who either endorsed or looked the other way, now owns Donald Trump. Christie also said he disagreed with Trump's reported characterization of former FBI Director James Comey as a "nut job".
May 23 2017
LeEco Founder Jia Yueting Steps Down as CEO Amidst Massive Corporate Overhaul
The board approved longtime Lenovo executive Liang Jun, who joined Leshi as an executive in 2012, to replace Jia as CEO. The group has been fighting a cash crunch since past year that Jia said was the result of that aggressive growth.
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 20 2017
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 20 2017
Trump Says He's 'Very Close' to Naming a New FBI Director
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Brown also shared what Politico called "a monologue on Lieberman's faults", ending with: "That's all on the record".
May 19 2017
Palestinians injured during rallies for prisoners
Video footage from the scene shows the protesters surrounding the settler's auto before he opens fire at them, killing one. A Palestinian was seriously hurt and another nine were lightly injured in clashes near the border with the Gaza Strip.
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.
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