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Leno’s single payer “Medicare for All” health bill passes Senate
California Progress Report - Dan Aiello

While President Obama and the nation’s Democrats struggle against the strong lobbying efforts of a for-profit health insurance industry, California’s senate voted today to advance single payer legislation – Senate Bill 810 – by a vote of 22 to 14 (21 votes are needed to pass). Democratic leaders and healthcare advocates claim the legislation will save state, county and city budgets billions while fully insuring all Californians by eliminating the profit and greed of health insurance companies through the creation of a Medicare-like single payer state system.