Comment on Today’s Universal Health Care News Conference

Date: January 06, 2022

The group that ranked the issue No. 1 for 30 consecutive years wants no part of AB 1400/ACA 11

Contact: John Kabateck, California State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2022—Comment from John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, on today’s news conference on the revised universal health-care proposal, Assembly Bill 1400, announced by proponents.

“The cost astounds, the taxes required amaze, and the willful ignoring of recent failed attempts in other states boggles the mind. AB 1400, combined with ACA 11 that imposes taxes to pay for government-run health care, would cost taxpayers nearly $200 Billion a year in higher taxes on jobs, income, services, and more – all for an untested new health system in the middle of a pandemic.
“The cost of health insurance has been the No. 1 worry of small-business owners for 30 consecutive years and for just as long we have been making suggestions as to how to reduce those costs because when you reduce cost you increase coverage. We don’t need a government gulag that will unavoidably lead to long waits for health care while draining us of more of our tax money.

“What already fragile and frightened small employers need during – and following – this terrible pandemic era is certainty and a pathway to recovery. AB 1400 will take Main Street job creators and all Californians in the exact opposite direction.”

Keep up with the latest on California small-business news at, where this release can also be read, or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CA or on Facebook @NFIB.CA.


For 78 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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