01 Jun

Healthy California Act SB 562

SB 562 will be taken up for a vote on the Senate Floor next week known as the Healthy California Act. SB 562 will be eligible for a vote by the entire Senate, at the author’s discretion between May 30, 2017 and June 2, 2017.  If SB 562 passes, the state of California will take over control of all health plans for individuals and businesses and eliminate private plans from offering coverage within the state.

The Annul cost is 400 billion but sponsors of the bill project a savings of 37 billion a year.

Read the actual bill here:


The cost to Employers

According to the California Legislative Analyst’s office (LAO) estimates, sustaining
a single payer health care system in California would require more than 210 billion in
the first year, and reaching 250 billion in subsequent years. Even with a 12% tax on
employers and employees, the LAO reported a shortfall of 42 billion just in the first year.

A payroll tax would make the most sense which would impact middle class citizens.

Read this publication from the California Chamber of Commerce here


Obamacare has not slowed cost increases to Employees

Supporters of Single Payer Healthcare in California

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Altruvistas Travel
AM Green Construction
Ambassador Technologies
American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)
Art Between Us
Aspen Outdoor Management Services, Inc.
Bagg Lady Handbags
Bay Area Network of Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC)
Bell Everman, Inc
Bernheim & Dean, Inc.
Box Dog Bikes
Business Alliance for a Healthy California
Calif. Assoc. for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO)
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
Carlson Consulting
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Chosen Futures
City Designworks
Clutter Control Organizing Services
Communitas Financial Planning, Inc.
Cutting Edge Capital
Dan Geiger Consulting
Decus Biomedical
Dell Arte International
Diesel, A Bookstore
Divine Feminine Yoga
Douglas L. Applegate Law Office
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Ecological Farming Association
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Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission
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Give Something Back Office Supplies
Green America’s Green Business Network
Green Retirement Inc.
Haik’s German Autohaus
Harrington Investments, Inc.
Healthy Building Science, Inc.
Innate Strategies
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Jeff Brody, CPA
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Jo Garst Design
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Kitchel Family Organics Farm
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Maddala Music
Mal Warwick and Co.
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Mark A. Hirshfeld, LCSW
Miller Washington & Kim
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Mothership Hacker Moms
Nabolom’s Bakery and Pizzeria
Olive Alchemy
Otis Chiropractic Neurology, Inc.
Our Developing World
Pacific Community Ventures
Pastori Winery
Poirier & Associates Architects
ProData Solutions
Progressive Asset Management, Inc.
Rancho’s Club Casino
Resource Development Associates
Sassy Facilitation
SFO Forecast Inc.
Siegel & Strain Architects
Socialwise Partners, Inc.
SOL Economics
Steve Giraud Photography
Sue’s Hair Salon
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TeamWorks Development Institute
Tech Equity Collaborative East Bay
Thai Linguist
The California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
The Cheese Board Collective
The Organic Gourmet
The Refill Shop
Thinkshift Communications
Three Stone Hearth
Transformative Wealth Management, LLC
Trout in Hand Productions
Wild Eye Pub
Wings for Business LLC
Word Spark writing and editing

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Asian Pacific Environmental Network
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First They Came for the Homeless
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Health Care for All – California 15 Chapters
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Health Care for All – Nevada County
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Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Lamorinda Peace and Justice Group
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Latinas for Reproductive Justice
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Legal Services for Children
Lonely Liberals Indivisible of San Luis Obispo County
Long Beach Gray Panthers
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National Association of Social Workers – Fresno Unit
National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
North Bay Jobs with Justice
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Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California
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Riverside All of Us Or None
San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
San Jose Peace & Justice Center
Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee
Senior and Disability Action
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Tenants Together
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Vision y Compromiso
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Western Center on Law and Poverty
Women’s Economic Agenda Project
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Bend The Arc: Southern California
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Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America
Socialists of Caltech
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Tri Community Democratic Club
Tuolumne County Democratic Central Committee
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United Democrats of El Dorado County
Ventura County Activists for Bernie Sanders #ClimateRevolution
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Yolo County Democratic Party