State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, shown in a file photo, said Wednesday, Feb. 24, that he will oppose a California health-care tax bill because he believes it will raise premiums. Supporters say that it won’t trigger premium rate hikes. Unless the bill passes with 27 votes in the 40-member Senate, California will lose $1.35 billion in federal Medi-Cal funding.
State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, shown in a file photo, said Wednesday, Feb. 24, that he will oppose a California health-care tax bill because he believes it will raise premiums. Supporters say that it won’t trigger premium rate hikes. Unless the bill passes with 27 votes in the 40-member Senate, California will lose $1.35 billion in federal Medi-Cal funding. CRAIG KOHLRUSS The Fresno Bee File
State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, shown in a file photo, said Wednesday, Feb. 24, that he will oppose a California health-care tax bill because he believes it will raise premiums. Supporters say that it won’t trigger premium rate hikes. Unless the bill passes with 27 votes in the 40-member Senate, California will lose $1.35 billion in federal Medi-Cal funding. CRAIG KOHLRUSS The Fresno Bee File

Editorial: Andy Vidak is wrong to oppose vital health care tax bill

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