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Will single-payer health care in California help the economy?

Phillip Molnar, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Friday, May 12, 2017

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State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, calls for passage of a single-payer health care measures at a rState Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, calls for passage of a single-payer health care measures at a rally April 26, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

Kelly Cunningham, National University System - NO: Government run health care requires massive payroll tax hikes and premium assessments on taxpayers. Health care is subject to market forces like any other. High-cost socialized medicine attempts to obscure market demand from the benefits of healthy competition requiring consumers to have clear information about cost and supply, replaced by illusory promises imposed by government edict. Funding siphoned from seas of taxation attempts to obscure market impacts from consumers, but compulsory costs escalate and limited supply-rationing follows.