CalChamber Statement on AB 1400/ACA 11

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Barrera today issued the following statement in response to introduction of a new tax increase proposal:

“CalChamber supports a quality and stable health care system for Californians. We urge the Legislature to reject AB 1400 and ACA 11 because these proposals will jeopardize the health care of Californians when they need it most in addition to subjecting taxpayers to roughly $160 billion a year in higher taxes on jobs, income, services and more. We ask that policymakers focus on ways to achieve affordable health care without upending a proven system that currently covers 94% of Californians. Californians need and deserve a stable health care system they can rely on at all times, especially now.”


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