San Francisco is the only universal health care system for all undocumented residents [sic] in America, very proud of that. We proved it could be done without bankrupting the city. I'd like to see that we can extend that to the rest of the state.
The airwaves in Southern California are flooded with Democratic candidate ads, with most openly touting extremely loony far-left positions – promises of free health care for all, free college for all, beefed up public funding for Planned Parenthood, full gun control, pretty much the full Bernie Sanders plate of pie-in-the-sky goodies. Democrats, whether in the House, Senate, governor, or assembly races, are all openly offering all the free stuff on the far left's wish list, not holding back at all. Fiscal discipline isn't in fashion with this bunch. ...There's one topic among these offerings that isn't being touched – not even in one campaign ad:Illegal immigration.
Opposing sides have heard what they've wanted to hear from Newsom in the gubernatorial race. The nurses see an ally in their fight, while Newsom's comments lately indicate deep skepticism about the ability to implement single-payer, industry representatives said."We have spoken to Mr. Newsom and if he's elected, we will continue to talk to Mr. Newsom," said Janus Norman, chief lobbyist for the California Medical Association. "We expressed our concern and he expressed his commitment to getting to a place where everyone is covered[.] ... He did it in San Francisco and he is dead-set on doing it as governor."
Special interests in Sacramento are continuing to push a proposal to force all Californians into a costly new, state-run government health care system. The proposal would require millions of Californians to give up their Medicare and employer-sponsored coverage, with no guarantee they could keep their doctor, specialists or pharmaceutical benefits.California leads the nation in expanding health care coverage and now has the lowest rate of uninsured in its history at 6.8%. Single payer puts at risk the progress we've made increasing access to health care through the Affordable Care Act and other recent reforms.SINGLE PAYER = HIGHER COSTS, MASSIVE TAX INCREASES
Coalition members said they'll be focusing their early efforts on the Legislature and the next governor, but did not rule out spending on advertising and other public messaging. Key discussions will be focused on alternative potential proposals to contain escalating costs and expand coverage to everyone regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.