Socialism Comes to California: Gavin Newsom Introduces Universal Healthcare

Single payer health care may sound like a page from “Socialism for Dummies” book written by AOC, but for California residents, it just got closer to becoming a reality. California bill AB -1400, also known as “guaranteed health care for all,” was introduced in February of last year. The bill promises “to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage” for all residents of the state.

Included in the bill:

  • Establish the California Guaranteed Health Care for All program to provide universal health coverage for every Californian, funded by broad-based revenue.
  • Prohibit law enforcement agencies from using CalCare’s funds, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to investigate, enforce, or assist in the investigation or enforcement of a criminal, civil, or administrative violation or warrant for a violation of any requirement that individuals register with the federal government (read: prohibit health care providers from cooperating with law enforcement on investigation of rape, child molestation, drug offenses, or other crimes that they may have uncovered during treatment.)
  • All residents of this state, no matter what their… immigration status, are entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all health care providers participating in CalCare.”

Among services covered by CalCare are dental care, mental health care, dietary and nutritional therapies, home health care, chiropractic care and acupuncture, prescription drugs and biological products (read: marijuana.)

In his California Blueprint released on Monday, Governor Newsom expressed support for the bill.

“Governor Newsom’s Blueprint will make California the first state in the nation to offer universal access to healthcare coverage for all state residents, regardless of immigration status.”

What is that broad-based revenue that the most populous state in the union will use to pay for universal health care coverage for almost 40 million residents, and untold (and growing) number illegal aliens?

From a non-profit advocating for AB-1400:

“CalCare would be financed by a public Trust Fund, which would be funded by monies from federal and state government agencies along with additional revenue sources, like a wealth tax, to be determined by the California State Legislature.”

Revenue from California State Legislature:

On Thursday, the Constitutional Amendment was introduced to impose various taxes, including annual tax of 2.3% on businesses that have at least $2 million in annual revenue, plus a 1.25% tax on payroll for companies with at least 50 employees and a 1% tax for those employers who pay employees at least $49,900.

The plan also includes a “wealth tax,” from 0.5% for people who earn $150,000 a year (not a large salary for California) to 2.5% income tax for people who make more than $2.48 million per year.

Revenue from federal government agencies:

Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan sent California a whooping $26 billion in March of last year.  Every American tax payer is contributing to Gavin Newsom’s “budget surplus” that he is spending on a myriad of far left fantasies, including free health care for illegal immigrants.

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Posted by Tatyana Larina

Tatyana Larina comes from my favorite work of poetry.  And that's the only time you'll see me quoting Wikipedia as a source.

I came to the US in 1991, lived in Bay Area for 30 years, and I have a Computer Science degree.  I worked in software industry for several years, later switching to a career of a full time mom, and I never looked back.  I am currently a resident of Florida.

In my younger days, I wasn’t a conservative. That is not to say that I was ever a liberal – I was not anything at all. I had no idea that there were such concepts as “conservative” and “liberal”. I did not pay attention to politics at all, and the most political knowledge you would get out of me would be who the US President was, and even for that you had to catch me on the right day.

My first introduction to politics was during the second Israeli intifada in 2002. Unspeakable violence erupted in Israel. Every day dozens of people were killed. Even though I didn’t follow politics, that deeply affected me. I felt sad, frustrated, and powerless. And one night, I happened to stumble on an MSNBC program called “Alan Keyes is making sense.” He was talking passionately about Israel and the violence, and he addressed my feelings very well.  Since that evening, I turned on Alan Keyes every night, and by his commentary he was able to take away some of the frustration and anger that I had. It was like a nightly therapy session.

Feeling intrigued after watching Alan Keyes, I wondered what else MSNBC had in store. I switched through the channels, and low and behold, I found Scarborough Country. Right off, Joe Scarborough wasn’t what he is today at all. He was a solid conservative (as I now understand), making common sense conservative points. I found him interesting and engaging. Opposing liberalism had not entered my mind at that time. I still didn’t know anything about liberalism. It was just the things he said sounded very common sense and worthwhile to me. Imagine that at some point, MSNBC had a conservative host on the air. Crazy times, ha?

Exploring my new political universe, I switched through more channels, and one night I found FOX. O’Reilly Factor was on. From the very first night, I was hooked. I abandoned Scarborough. O’Reilly was not just common sense – he was aggressive, and he was a fighter. He was Scarborough on steroids. He wasn’t just talking – he was taking on what he thought to be wrong and unjust. Ever since the first time, and until untimely end of Bill’s FOX career, I don’t think I ever missed one Factor.

For forming my political views, and my ability to formulate them, I have to give special credit to three people: Charles Krauthammer, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Guttfeld.  To Charles - philosophy.  To Bill - realistic and pragmatic approach to politics.  To Greg - realization that a good joke will change more minds than a long lecture.

And for everything else, thanks to my family.

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