Danville Area Chamber of Commerce joins State Business Coalition to Halt Single Payer Healthcare in California

February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022 – The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce joined numerous business organizations throughout the State of California to oppose AB 1400 / ACA 11, which would have raised taxes on California taxpayers and businesses to cover billions of dollars of new spending and bureaucracy in the form of a “single payer” health care system.

This legislative proposal and ballot initiative was seriously flawed and would have created the nation’s first government funded state-run health care system.

It failed to get a vote Monday, January 31, 2022, on the Assembly floor, effectively ending the push for single-payer this session.

Drama and confusion on how to fund CA AB1400 (21R) by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) made it the highest-profile piece of legislation in 2022.

The Danville Area Chamber joined numerous business groups across the State in opposing this legislation.  A study of the 2017 proposal in California estimated it would cost $331 billion then, which is about $356 billion today when adjusted for inflation today.

Kalra stated that the bill did not have enough votes on Monday, January 31st – the legislative deadline to clear the Assembly.

Read the Opposition Letter Here