In an op-ed published today in CalMatters, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron condemned Democrats’ attempt to take over California’s health care system and impose more than $160 billion in new taxes.
Waldron’s op-ed highlighted a number of devastating impacts the proposal would have, including tax increases on small businesses and the middle class, a raid on seniors’ Medicare funds, workers being kicked off their existing health plans, long wait times, rationed care and incompetent bureaucrats placed in charge of the state’s health care system.
“Californians depend on their health care, and if there’s one thing we all agree on it’s that the current system needs to be fixed,” said Waldron. “But Democrats’ plan to eliminate competition and put government in charge isn’t the answer. Especially in the middle of a pandemic and affordability crisis, we can’t afford a costly experiment in government control.”
As Assembly Democrats charge forward with their radical plan without even analyzing its cost or economic impacts, Republicans will stand against this trainwreck of a proposal.
The real question is whether self-proclaimed “moderate” Democrats will continue to go along with the extreme fringe of their party and keep voting for this state takeover of health care.
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