Single Payer in California? Can We Afford It? Can We Afford Not To?
The California State Senate Appropriations Committee released their fiscal analysis of SB 562, sponsored by Senators Lara and Atkins. Opponents immediately objected that SB 562 would cost $400 billion per year, more than three times California’s $124 billion general fund budget for next year.
But that figure is completely misleading -- a single-payer system would actually save both individuals and the state money while dramatically improving coverage.
Meanwhile, your PaliDems are taking action to encourage Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to move forward on SB 562, currently stalled in his committee. Click here to see our letter to Speaker Rendon, who can be reached at (916) 319-2063.