National Review’s Radio Free California Podcast Episode 206: California Lawmakers Propose State Takeover of Health Care

By Will Swaim
Assembly Bill 1400 would double California taxes and transform doctors into virtual state employees. Gavin Newsom’s new budget aims to signal his “global leadership” on global-climate issues but reveals instead his documented failures to achieve more modest goals at home. The remarkable, 21-year run of California’s standout auditor ends with a crucial fight over her...

TAGS: budget, Newsom, single-payer

Republican Senate healthcare plan is a better Rx than California single-payer

By Marc Joffe
Mainstream media are taking a short break from their 24/7 Trump-Russia conspiracy theorizing to bash the Senate Republican healthcare proposal. Viewers are being told that the proposal would gut Medicaid and kill thousands. Like any piece of complex legislation, the Senate bill is far from perfect, but it is an important step in the right direction...

TAGS: medicaid, single-payer

Single Payer and Progressive Economic Illiteracy

By Marc Joffe
California State Senate passage of an especially bad single payer health care bill earlier this month is testimony to the economic and fiscal illiteracy of RoseAnn DeMoro, the California Nurses Association leader who is pushing this bill through the legislature. DeMoro makes over $350,000 per year ostensibly to protect nurse’s salaries and benefits, but she...

TAGS: California Nurses Association, single-payer

Single-payer bill could bankrupt California

By Marc Joffe
The state Senate’s vote to pass Ricardo Lara’s single-payer healthcare bill last week was a singular act of fiscal malpractice. By failing to control costs and access to the program – and by leaving unanswered how or whether federal funds could be leveraged – Lara’s Healthy California Act amounts to a blank check for hospitals,...

TAGS: single-payer, state budget