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    Default Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate

    Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate
    — without a way to pay its $400-billion tab

    “If we cut every single program and expense from the state budget and redirected that money to this bill, SB 562, we wouldn’t even cover half of the $400-billion price tag.”

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    Default Re: Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate

    Good thing Trump is going to fix the healthcare system in the whole country. It's going to be very simple and easy.


    I am waiting.
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    Default Re: Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate

    The bill was killed and the democratic governor was against it in the first place. Being from CA myself, I remember when this guy was so liberal. Now he constantly has my family members really pissed. He has tried to take pensions away, which would totally affect my son's future. Now this.

    What the Single-Payer Loss Reveals About the Role of Corporate Money in California Politics
    Last week, the speaker of the California State Assembly, Anthony Rendon, shelved a bill that would have created a single-payer healthcare system. Progressives have looked to New York and California as the best hope for creating a single-payer, universal healthcare system at the state level, and potentially transforming the national debate. Rendon’s decision dealt a serious blow to that hope. It is a particularly painful setback because Democrats, with a supermajority in the legislature, can pass any bill they choose to.

    The push for single-payer healthcare dominated the race for California Democratic Party state chair in May. Supporters of Kimberly Ellis were strongly behind it. The winner of that race, Eric Bauman, has also said he supports a single-payer system. But Bauman has been an adviser to Rendon, and a consulting firm he owns has accepted money from pharmaceutical companies to defeat a bill that would have capped drug prices in the state. The Ellis camp is now challenging the results of the election

    The single-payer bill’s most influential opponent has been California’s governor Jerry Brown. Rendon derided the proposed legislation as “woefully incomplete.” Brown, Rendon and another member of the California Democratic establishment, Senate leader Kevin De León, have received $3.4 million in campaign contributions from the health insurance industry since 2010.
    What the Single-Payer Loss Reveals About the Role of Corporate Money in California Politics - In These Times

 

 

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