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California Single Payer Bill Advances in State Senate
At the request of millions of single-payer health care advocates, Leno authored SB 810, also known as The California Universal Health Care Act, “because it is the only health care reform that can truly contain health care costs and provide every Californian with comprehensive, quality, affordable health care,” according to his office. He says, “this “Medicare for All” type of program works by pooling together the money that government, employers and individuals already spend on health care and putting it to better use by cutting out the for-profit middle man.”
“California is being overrun by out-of-control healthcare costs, which have a significant impact on families, businesses and the state budget,” Leno said. “By guaranteeing universal access for all Californians, our single-payer plan will reduce the healthcare burdens that are hurting families and our state’s economy.” – Sen. Mark Leno
You can read more about the program and ways to help support it at HealthCareForAll.com.