Posted by on January 13, 2022 10:08 pm
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California Advance Bill That Would Create Nation’s First Single-payer Health Care System

California lawmakers this week advanced a bill that would create a single-payer health care system, or government-run universal health care, in an 11-3 vote in the Assembly Health Committee. Assembly Bill 1400, also known as the Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, would set in motion “CalCare” for all California residents regardless of citizenship status. The bill, authored by Assemblymembers Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) and Alex Lee (D-San Jose), would be coupled with a constitutional amendment to fund the coverage. The constitutional amendment ACA 11—also authored by Kalra—proposes a slew of taxes to push AB 1400 into reality. The amendment relies on a gross receipts tax, payroll tax, and a personal income tax on those earning above $149,509 to fund the single-payer health care system. “AB 1400 and ACA 11 provides Californians a clear understanding of what they can expect from a truly publicly financed, single-payer health care system and allows them …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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