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  •  Not sure I follow. (1+ / 0-)
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    •  The $50 million figure is out there, I know, but (1+ / 0-)
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      that Lieu's office cites it as a potential reason to vote against AB-52 is news.  It's about $16 million per year.  Lay that against health insurance expenses for California households.

      Let's calculate: 37 million state population, probably about 2.6 per family, lots in group rather than individual coverage.  Let's be really conservative and say that one one million households  would be affected by this legislation.  Then we do the math.  Do we think that the prospect of discouraging unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums will not save them at least $16 for household?

      That, in effect is their implicit argument.   Don't spent $16 million per year to save Californians way more than $16 million per year.  Yeah, I'd call this "news."  (By this logic, imagine what we could save by getting rid of the justice system!)

      If Lieu blocks this, he's toast.

      In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

      by Seneca Doane on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 03:45:19 PM PDT

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