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Single-payer health plan death inspires thought change
Visialia Times-Delta

With the entire country focused on the Supreme Court’s upcoming decision regarding the new health care reform legislation, you might have missed the fact that California’s own efforts at health care reform — the so-called “Medicare for all” bill — has died. The fight for a home-grown single-payer health care system, originally introduced by Sen. Sheila Kuehl as SB840 in 2005, vetoed twice by Gov. [Arnold] Schwarzenegger in 2006 and 2008, and twice resurrected by Sen. Mark Leno as SB810 in 2009 and 2011, appears to be over.