Final nail to universal health care |

Final nail to universal health care

If you think a $17 billion deficit is bad, imagine what a $57 billion deficit would do to this state? Last time I wrote that we didn’t know what a state-run health care system would cost and now we do.

Here’s a few quotes from Daniel Weintraub’s article in the Sacramento Bee, June 15: “… A detailed new study by the state’s widely respected and nonpartisan legislative analyst concludes that the single-payer plan, as most recently envisioned by its backers, would be a financial train wreck. … The report says the program, if implemented in 2010, would be more than $40 billion in the red after just one year of operation. … To close that gap, the plan’s managers would have to sharply curtail the health care services most Californians receive today or else collect far more in taxes, or some combination of the two. … And it would be growing each year, even after accounting for the ability of the government to reduce the growth in health care costs.”

I’m sorry, but it just doesn’t work.

Steve Comontofski

Rough and Ready

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