Government-run health care has now failed in two of America’s most progressive blue states: Vermont and California.
Recall that Bernie Sanders saw his dreams of socialized medicine crash in Vermont in 2014 when the state’s democratic governor voters saw that it would have doubled Vermont’s budget and placed an 11.5 percent payroll tax on all employers.
Last week California’s Democratic-dominated legislature tossed single-payer health care into the dumpster when they found they didn’t have the votes this week to pass the near doubling of state taxes needed to even begin to pay for it. The income tax on the rich would have gone to more than 18%. That was too much even for left-coasters.