GLENN: There's an amazing story coming out of California today, where they have -- they've run the numbers, and they have the price tag for California. Universal health care.
PAT: Yeah. It's not bad.
GLENN: Single-payer health care. It's only --
PAT: $400 billion.
GLENN: $400 billion.
PAT: That's all.
GLENN: So just about half a trillion dollars.
PAT: Come on.
GLENN: Now, they're saying that this will require a small increase of taxes in California.
PAT: It will only have to double. But that's it. That's not bad.
JEFFY: That's not bad.
GLENN: They only have to double the taxes in California.
PAT: Don't worry about that.
GLENN: Which who in California doesn't already think, "I'm not paying my fair share."
PAT: Almost everybody thinks that.
PAT: 44 million people in California. And $43,987,000.
GLENN: It's those three rich bastards, that are like, "I think I'm paying too much right now."
JEFFY: I hate that.
STU: If they doubled the taxes in California, how many of the 44 million are left? I mean, I would move at a second. I don't care what I like about California. They're doubling the taxes. I'm already the highest taxed state? I'd be gone.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. You would destroy business. Everything would be gone.
GLENN: You would shutter the state. So listen to what they're planning. This is their stated intention to do to the insurance companies.
PAT: Uh-huh. The idea is to overhaul the California insurance marketplace, reduce overall health care costs, and expand coverage to everyone, including illegal aliens.
JEFFY: It's about time.
PAT: And the way in which they're going to do this is to take away -- first of all, the taxes from people. But they're also going to eliminate health care company profits.
PAT: So they'll be able to just work for free for everybody and just continue to ensure -- oh, that's for sure.
GLENN: Which is what a communist state does. Communists remove all the profit and take the companies over by the state. They take the companies over. And they say, "This belongs to the people." And so now the state is going to run it. And there's not going to be profits because we're all sharing in it.
PAT: So who is going to offer coverage? If you're not making any money, what are you doing it for?
GLENN: The state will.
JEFFY: The state. Right? The state does.
PAT: Good golly.
GLENN: The state will. The state will. And think about how much --
PAT: That will be -- that will be terrible. I mean, look at Great Britain.
GLENN: No, think of how much money you will save.
GLENN: Seriously, think of how much money you'll save. Now, you have to double your taxes, but after that, you're not paying for insurance. You're just doubling your taxes. But the insurance is free.
JEFFY: Think of the times you wanted to go see the doc and you don't because it's so expensive. Now you can just go.
STU: And we should point out, your insurance might be free. Your health care on the other hand, there's not necessarily any reason to believe that's going to be free. Because you probably can't get into the doctors. You're going to have to wind up paying for separate health care anyway, or going to another state where your insurance is no longer accepted.
GLENN: I encourage California to do this. And if they can make it work and it really does all the great things, that's great. However, if it doesn't, don't come crying to us.
STU: Well, the problem is, they're going to.
JEFFY: They absolutely will.
STU: We'll be bailing them out.
GLENN: Sucks to be them, doesn't it? I think we need to pass a law. Sucks to be you law. Which, you can do whatever you want in your state, but if it doesn't work, sucks to be you.