Toni Atkins

A state single-payer healthcare system? Nice idea, but it's just California dreaming

A state single-payer healthcare system? Nice idea, but it's just California dreaming

Voters want politicians to be bold. They disrespect timidity. And trying to push every Californian into a government-run healthcare system is certifiably bold.

The voters’ desire for boldness has a caveat, of course: They’ve got to like what the politician is being bold about.

We really don’t know how Californians feel about government-run universal healthcare. People haven’t been asked for a while.

The Public Policy Institute of California surveyed voters in January, however, and found that 54% opposed congressional repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

But for generations, it has been the dream of many — mostly Democrats — to enact whatever you want to...

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