2 Lawmakers Aren’t Ready To Walk Away From Universal Coverage
Even though California's latest single-payer push failed, state Sens. Toni Atkins and Ricardo Lara say their family histories have convinced them that they must continue to push for the idea.
Why Two California Lawmakers Aren’t Giving Up On Universal Health Care
State Sen. Toni Atkins said they aren’t ready to give up. When the dust settles from the recent fight, she said, they hope to return to the Legislature. She said ultimately it may take a ballot measure to put a system in place. ... For both Atkins, and Sen. Ricardo Lara, it’s also personal. (Luna, 7/13)