What happens when you place all your eggs in one basket and you’re home town folks say that’s not for us? You end up looking like a fool. But seriously folks, did anyone think that Kamala Harris was that bright? Less than a day later, she sort of flip flopped. Now if Harris had waited for this poll, maybe she never would have brought this free for all out of the shadows.
A Quinnipiac poll shows that 46% of Californians reject a single payer insurance plan. 41% favor it. Why is she so far off the mark? Remember the single payer would be a Medicare type plan where you pay little to nothing for it. If California rejects it, just think what other states would think of it? Here’s what has happened in the past. Joel B. Pollak.
“Previous efforts at creating “Medicare for All” or single-payer health care in California have failed. The State Senate passed a single-payer bill in 2017, but the Democrat speaker of the State Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles), refused to allow it to come to a vote because the legislation included no plan to pay for the system’s $400 billion annual price tag — nearly three times the existing state budget. (He was rewarded with death threats.)”
There were other results from this poll that should concern Harris.
“Voters oppose 52 – 40 percent extending Medicaid to pay for health care for undocumented immigrants. These immigrants get too much protection in California, 36 percent of voters say, as 26 percent say they don’t get enough protection and 28 percent say they get the right amount. About a third of voters believe that the state overreaches in helping undocumented immigrants. A total of 49 percent of voters are “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the way things are going in California, while 50 percent are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied.”
In closing, Harris did not do her homework and for that she will suffer. Beside Bloomberg and Harris who have questioned her Medicare for all, Senator Dick Durbin questioned it. “I don’t want to guess what [Harris is] thinking, but that is a massive part of the American economy. There is a system in place for funding it,” Durbin said. “It would take a mighty transition to move from where we are to that.”
What say you?
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