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California Senate OKs single-payer health plan
San Francisco Chronicle - Wyatt Buchanan

The California Senate on Thursday passed a measure to create a state-run, single-payer health system. The 22-14 vote was nearly party-line, with one Democrat, Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, voting no. It now moves to the Assembly. The proposal would create the California Health System, which would be funded by pooling all federal and state money California currently spends on health care and a yet-to-be-determined payroll tax.

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