In Daily News L.A., Logue projects costs of $20,000 annually for basic health coverage for an average family. Along with staggering costs, 7 million jobs are expected to be lost. Logue asks which state programs -- such as firemen, police, education, roads—should be cut to fund Obamacare.
No good answers exist in California. The state seems to want it all, but finds flirtation with Nirvana as an exercise in futility. Something has got to give. Why not public pensions, social entitlements, unions, overbloated state agencies?
Logue points to the unavoidable high cost of Obamacare resulting in business reluctance to hire. Strategic restructuring of existing staffing levels can be expected to increase the already high unemployment in California.
Logue points also to rationing of healthcare. Greater demand for services than are available must inevitably result in sick people being denied care. Which Californians will succumb at the Utopian promise of Obamacare for all?
Looking beyond the individual level, Logue’s analysis reflects high costs for California too.
Legislature has opted to make health insurance more expensive than other states. Many of these California-only proposals will utilize more expensive delivery models with higher administrative costs…[putting California] at a competitive disadvantage with other states for business retention and job creation, increasing our high unemployment rate.
In the final analysis, Logue warns that Obamacare takes money from the pockets of working class families. This is not the help Californians expect during a recession nor a pretty picture for such a beautiful state.