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Gov. Brown Reaffirms Skepticism Over Economics Of Single-Payer Health Plan

"Where do you get the extra money? This is the whole question," Gov. Jerry Brown says about the idea of a universal health care system during an interview.

Los Angeles Times: California Gov. Jerry Brown On Paying For Universal Healthcare: 'How Do You Do That?' 
Gov. Jerry Brown stuck to his skeptical view on matters of broad healthcare reform on Wednesday, dismissing the idea of a universal healthcare system as something akin to a financial impossibility. "Where do you get the extra money? This is the whole question," Brown said in an interview after wrapping up a day's worth of events and meetings in Washington. The governor won applause at an earlier Capitol event in the day, criticizing Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act with a smaller, cheaper program. (Myers, 3/22)

Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown Casts Doubt On Single-Payer Health Care 
Gov. Jerry Brown, in Washington warning about the billions his state could lose on the eve of a Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, strained Wednesday to understand the logic behind pushing another system like single-payer... Universal healthcare has gained in popularity, particularly among liberal groups in California, as an answer to what they see as the undermining of Obamacare. (Cadelago, 3/22)

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