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Calendar >  The California Legislature is Going to Raise Your Taxes by Thousands of Dollars

The California Legislature is Going to Raise Your Taxes by Thousands of Dollars

By   /  January 28, 2022  /  3 Comments

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This week, the CA Assembly is debating Assembly Bill 1400 to establish a government takeover of Californian’s healthcare, called “CalCare,” for everyone living within the state.  It is coupled with the biggest statewide tax hike in our nation’s history.  New taxes summing over $160B per year would be imposed upon most businesses and working families.  Small businesses would see their taxes go up tens of thousands of dollars per year in the form of payroll, income, and excise taxes.  Employer and individual tax deductions are eliminated.  The average family of four would see their taxes go up by at least $4,000 / year.

Under this new “CalCare”, all of your health care choices, coverages, options, get taken out of your hands.  Senior citizens will lose their Medicare coverage but still have to pay new taxes.  A state bureaucracy will now make all of your healthcare decisions, governed by a set of political appointees.  This program is estimated to cost up to $391B / year.   

Strongly opposed by 65% of Californians, free health care may sound like a great idea until all your medical care is governed by bureaucrats. Everyone should have access to medical care when they need it, but this potentially disastrous implementation of a desirable outcome is absolutely the wrong way to go.

San Diego is home to the best doctors, cutting-edge medical technologies, and some of the most innovative biopharma companies in the world.  Under government-run healthcare, consumers like you and me lose the ability to choose the care that is right for us.  Relatedly, the state doesn’t have incentive to keep costs down. We have seen here in San Diego County the broken promises of the SANDAG governing board regarding work they promised on the Highway 78 corridor and other roads & highways over the last 14 years, but never delivered.  Why would Californians trust their state government—which repeatedly acts counter to the will of its citizens—any more?

Find your Assembly Representative at https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ to express your opposition.  We should be looking for ways to Increase competition, test out concepts such as outcome-based healthcare where consumers are rewarded for staying healthy, increase portability, and expand health and flexible savings accounts. California has robust safety nets for those truly in need.  We need to put medical choices in the hands of everyday Californians.  AB1400 will, in one fell swoop, smack all that power from our hands.

armen@armen4vista.comwww.armen4vista.com

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3 Comments

  1. jerry d corliss says:

    this is the most that our fine state can do for us in troubled times- it hurts my brain to think that we are headed to the ranks of those fine folks in washington dc that seem to have forgotten who they work for- themselves is not the appropriate answer- nor is it at the state level- if the agenda is to run everybody out of the state for a reinvented land grab, this is the right direction- i suppose a state full of corporate farmers would be very profitable- following the banks lead in creating inextinguishable debt for the consumers is not what i was looking for- i hope that somebody somewhere can see the foolishness of this kind of legislation-

  2. Beth says:

    AB 1400 no no no no no. I will leave Ca if this horrible socialistic bill passes. What is happening to our country!!! It sucks!! People get up off your asses , go to work and pay your way in life. Then pay for your own insurance like us older people have had to do all our lives.

  3. Tom Whitehead says:

    Thanks for the update A.K. So if my car gets a flat tire I should buy a new car rather thn fix the problem. The concept is digestable but the cost is not. If the Fed (SocSec) has a limited plan which seniors do pay for and paid for their entire working carreers then the state should blend their efforts with the nation and go after “big pharma”. Then there is the quagmire of serving the people or serving Corp Amarica to get re-elected.

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