Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


California Senate backs longshot single-payer care bill

California Senate backs longshot single-payer care bill

That same study also estimated a reduced total cost of $331 billion as opposed to $400 billion, and was partially funded by the California Nurses Association.

Under the plan, government would negotiate prices with doctors, hospitals and other providers, acting as the "single payer" for everyone's health care in the place of insurance companies. "We propose two new taxes to generate the revenue required to offset the loss of private insurance spending: a gross receipts tax of 2.3% and a sales tax of 2.3%, along with exemptions and tax credits for small business owners and low-income families to promote tax-burden equity".

The California legislation is important for two reasons: The state includes one of every eight US residents, and the single-payer drive there runs directly counter to national Republican plans to dismantle the federal Affordable Care Act - but without a replacement. Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte).

"Colleagues, cliff dead ahead", he quipped.

Business interests also say employers and workers would be hard pressed to absorb additional taxes.

— Existing state and federal health care funding could provide $225 billion.

The Senate approved a measure to block the state from contracting with companies that want to help build the border wall championed by Trump, one of more than a dozen Democratic proposals to resist the Republican president's immigration agenda. With bills like these year in and year out, Democratic lawmakers seem determined to test whether the next imposition will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

The Senator's efforts have paid off as his proposed 4AM nightlife bill has officially passed in the Senate, allowing it to now move to Assembly for a review and a vote before reaching the governor for final word to "allow but not require local communities to let their bars and nightclubs serve alcohol until 4AM".

The bill is based on recommendations of the "American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for the optimal time to start school for improved public health of teenage students".

"But I'm not sure if we had this fully cooked, if in fact, everyone would actually vote for this measure". All lawmakers who voted against the bill and most who abstained are Democrats. He argued that the best course was to hold off on the vote, "finish the policy work" and put the proposal on the ballot in 2018.

"Transitioning to a 100% carbon-free future in an economy the size of California's requires persistence, commitment and vision", said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.

After that report came out, a new, more detailed cost estimate was provided by economists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. "That's not going to happen this year".

Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Oakland, argued that a single-payer plan "may be a necessity". "I don't know how we complain about Washington, D.C. making changes to health care and saying they're vague, when we're vague..."

California cities like San Francisco and LA are one step closer to a 4 AM alcohol curfew.

Assembly measures that were passed without the 72-hour advance publication could be invalidated if they become law, he argued.

"It's gonna take some Republicans here - the Democrats can't do this alone", Brown said. "We're gonna ask for a couple hundred billion dollars from the feds after we kick the crap out of Trump, day in, day out, on this floor - then we're gonna go beg him for a couple hundred billion dollars?"

follow

editors' picks

June 04, 2017
Army convoy attacked by militants in J&K's Kulgam, one jawan killed
He was named as the successor of Burhan Wani after the latter was killed in a gunfight with security forces on July 8 past year . The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed as the forces laid cordon around the area.

June 02, 2017
Nissan, Ford report May US sales gains, GM down
Following the transaction, the insider now owns 292,815 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,698,253.45. It fall, as 77 investors sold F shares while 407 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 277 raised stakes.

June 02, 2017
Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran
Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first USA president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip. The petition effort is supported by numerous Christian and Jewish organizations and religious leaders.

June 01, 2017
How Many Kilroy Realty Corp (NYSE:KRC)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
The company's current price-earnings ratio amounts to 37.12 times earnings, above the average P/E ratio of 28.21 times earnings. Wells Fargo began new coverage on CoreSite Realty Corporation giving the company a "market perform" rating.

May 30, 2017
North Korea 'will be solved'
G7 leaders from Germany, Canada, the US, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom were meeting for a two-day summit in Sicily. He says "the threat has entered a new stage" as North Korea tests missiles and nuclear weapons.

May 29, 2017
Lawyer says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators
But here, as during most of the public portions of his foreign trip, Trump basked in the applause and reveled in the pageantry. Kislyak told higher-ups in Moscow that Kushner's proposal came as a surprise to him, the report said.

May 29, 2017
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
The Cavs set a playoff franchise record with 43 points in the first quarter and 75 points in the first half. In the video above, watch a recap of the Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics .

May 29, 2017
Trump won't move US Embassy to Jerusalem for now, senior official says
It will be a topic that's going to be discussed during the President's trip between the parties that he meets with. Such a decision, Arab leaders say, would inflame the Arab street and could lead to an increase in extremism.

May 28, 2017
Trump sides with French victor , at least now
Trump told Macron he is under "heavy" pressure back in the us on the climate accord brokered by the Obama administration in 2015. A close-up of the Trump-Macron handshake before a working lunch ahead of NATO Summit in Brussels , Belgium, May 25, 2017 .

May 28, 2017
It's clear Russian Federation interfered with U.S. election — Ex-CIA chief
The controversy has engulfed Trump's young administration since he fired FBI Director James Comey two weeks ago amid the agency's investigation.