Senator Janet Nguyen issues statement on Senate Appropriations Committee analysis of Senate Bill 562

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Single Payer Health Care System (SB 562) is estimated to cost Californians over $400 billion, according to analysis released today by the Senate Appropriations Committee. This price tag would be $200 billion bigger than the entire state budget! To pay for the program, SB562 shifts the entire burden of higher health care costs onto the backs of hard working Californians who will have to pay a catastrophically high 15% automatic tax increase deducted directly from their paychecks. Californians deserve better. #OpposeSB562