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California Legislators Revive Universal Health Care Bill

Posted Jan 7, 2022

Democratic California Assemblyman Ash Kalra has proposed an amendment to the California constitution that would increase taxes to fund a universal health care system for the state. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 11 would impose an annual tax of 2.3% and a payroll tax of 1% on certain businesses, as well as additional income tax on wealthier state residents. The proposed amendment paves the way for state lawmakers to begin moving forward with AB 1400, a separate bill introduced in 2021 that would create and set rules for a universal health care system for California. See Los Angeles TimesCBS SacramentoUS News & World Report.