Why did California Democrats rush through the MCO tax a few years ago?
Because they had bet on Republicans taking back the needed number of seats to block tax increases in the future.
Let's not forget that the California Democrats are intent on turning the Golden State into a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, and reducing citizenship--and all its privileges--to a byword.
One California resident wrote toe me:
Arthur, This is a very complicated issue but this new tax is part of the scheme to pay for Medi-Cal coverage for illegals. It's a tax which has previously been paid by federal healthcare money. In SB 10, it calls for an Obamacare Section 1332 waiver which will divert federal healthcare dollars to cover the illegals. I can't seem to explain this process to other people but it's very clear to me. I'm talking about this story:
"California has had some kind of tax on managed-care organizations for a decade, with support from Democrats and Republicans alike. Under the existing arrangement, health plans with Medi-Cal patients pay the tax, which in turn helps the state pull in more than $1 billion in federal money to offset state costs. The federal funds allow participating health plans to break even.
No federal kool-aid!
No breaking the bank in the hollow quest to break even!
The state of California should have never expanded Medi-Cal for anyone, legal and definitely illegal.
The United Sates and every state government should not be in the medical insurance business at all.