Why California’s Single-Payer Proposal Was Doomed To Fail
The bill was more a reflection of ideological wishes than reality, and thus never stood a strong chance of passing.
Why Universal Health Care Died In California
The authors of Senate Bill 562, Democrats Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins, didn’t include a way to pay for the far-reaching legislation, which was estimated to cost $400 billion to start... So when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a policy wonk who says he supports universal health care, announced late Friday he was holding the bill in committee, he merely expedited the inevitable. (Cadelago and Luna, 6/27)
California Dems Continue Single-Payer Blame Game
The California Nurses Association lashed out at Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, who announced on Friday that the single-payer legislation would not advance in the Assembly in 2017. Rendon hit back on Monday, criticizing the legislation that passed the Senate earlier this month. (Marzorati, 6/26)