Single-Payer Bill Fails In California Senate
A single-payer health plan failed by two votes in the California State Senate Thursday.
The Sacramento Bee: Universal Health Care Proposal Stalls In California Senate
Legislation to create a universal health care system in California stalled in the state Senate Thursday ahead of a key legislative deadline, signaling it will likely fail to advance this year. The so-called "Medicare for all" proposal, Senate Bill 810, fell short of the 21 votes needed to pass the upper house, by a vote of 19-15. Four moderate Democrats abstained and one joined Republicans in voting against the bill (Van Oot and Sanders, 1/27).
Los Angeles Times: State Senate Hits Stalemate On Universal Health Care For California
State lawmakers deadlocked Thursday over a controversial measure that would provide universal health care in California. In a vote in which some Democrats did not participate, the measure received only 19 of the 21 votes needed for passage in the Senate, but it was put over for another possible vote next week (McGreevy, 1/26).
California Healthline: Single Payer 2 Votes Short in Senate
The idea of a single-payer health care system in California stalled on the Senate floor yesterday, falling two votes short of passage. Reconsideration of the bill was granted, though, so proponents of SB 810 by Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) have until Tuesday to reintroduce the bill (Gorn, 1/27).