You knew this was going to happen.
On February 17th, California State Senator Ricardo Lara (Democrat) introduced a bill to the California state legislature that would create a single-payer healthcare system for the state.
With all of the talk in Washington about repealing Obamacare, it comes a surprise to no one at all that California would finally choose this moment to complete construction of the progressive utopia that Democrats have worked so hard to build here. In fact, Lara himself declared that this is a “pivotal moment” and that he “felt it was important to create a different narrative here.”
No one knows more about narratives and storytelling than progressive Democrats.
Though he praised Obamacare, Lara said that the Affordable Care Act did not go far enough. He wants a system that provides healthcare for all Californians (legal or otherwise). Lara plans to use taxes to pay for the statewide single-payer system, though he neglected to explain why people who pay taxes should be paying for those who don’t.
The bill is being called the “Californians for a Bankrupt Healthy California Act.” Cute.
It is important to note that the bill currently does not explain how a single-payer system could actually be implemented or realistically paid for. Probably because it can’t.
The good news is that Californians have attempted to pass this disaster before. The bad news is that the only thing that stopped it last time was a Republican governator.
There is no such firebreak this time around. RoseAnn DeMoro, the head of the California Nurses Association (a labor union aligned with the AFL-CIO, by the way), is “hoping” this new bill “sails through” so they can “introduce the same healthcare system to America.”
And they will, too, because this is California and nothing will stop California’s quest for third-world status. Watch out America, because this system is coming to a state near you.