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Amid cost concerns, lawmakers delay vote on universal healthcare
Los Angeles Times

A proposal to have the state provide healthcare coverage to all Californians hit another snag Tuesday in a legislative committee amid concerns about its cost.

The measure to create a single-payer California Healthcare System could cost the state general fund $200 billion annually, according to a legislative analysis, so the Senate Appropriations Committee put the proposal on hold for at least a few days so it can be given further consideration.