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Aanestad Defends Opposition to Single-Payer Health System

In a letter to the editor, Sen. Sam Aanestad responds to a reader's recent request for examples of why he opposes a measure ((SB 810) to create a single-payer health care system in California. He argues, "Patients suffer when single-payer's inevitable financial shortfalls force rationing of medical resources," concluding, "All Californians deserve a better standard of care than a government-mandated scheme that has failed in every country in which it was attempted."

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