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Single Payer - Are California Democrats Completely Tone Deaf?
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on Jan 22, 2010
Are California Democrats completely tone deaf on health care? I was flabbergasted to see the Sen. Mark Leno is once again introducing a bill to have a single-payer government health care system in California. It was approved 6-3 by the Senate Appropriations Committee in a straight party-line vote. The cost is $200 billion per year, approximately 2.5 times the current state budget. This action was taken just after Massachusetts voters turned over the U. S. Senate seat of Ted Kennedy (Mr. Universal Care) to a Republican and polls consistently show that 70% of Americans do not want single-payer government-run healthcare. Mr. Leno admitted he had not figured out how California would pay for the plan (one of those pesky details!). Considering the state has a very good chance of going bankrupt this year, it suggests that the Democrats in Sacramento are about as tone deaf and incompetent as politicians can possibly be.