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    laserhaas

    are they far enough along to talk about funding schemes yet?

    •  In theory (1+ / 0-)
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      ferg

      There exists enough money from existing premiums and what California and the Federal government currently put into health care in California to pay for everything.

      However, no matter what specific funding mechanism is chosen, monies will have to be redirected, and that means going to the voters for approval, because it is generally agreed that any funding plan which includes any change in taxes will never get the 2/3rds vote necessary in the legislature.

      So the funding scheme will have to be presented to the public as a ballot initiative once the underlying bill has passed and been signed into law.

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