#Singlepayer #healthcare bill continues it’s fast pace in Sacramento

Free healthcare for everyone in Libtopia is almost upon us.

California lawmakers approved a $400 billion-a-year program Thursday that would completely overhaul how Californians receive their health coverage by creating a single government-run, universal-care system for everyone in the state.

The state Senate approved the bill to create the Healthy California system 23-14, despite many lawmakers acknowledging that significant details remain unanswered, including how the state would pay for and provide care for its 39 million-plus residents. A legislative analysis of the bill warned of a $400 billion-a-year cost.

SB562, by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County), now heads to the Assembly, where it’s expected to face token opposition.

The total cost would surpass the state’s annual budget of $180 billion.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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