Candidates Support Single-Payer System
San Francisco County Supervisor Fiona Ma and Golden Gate Bridge Director Janet Reilly -- candidates for the Democratic nomination for the 12th District Assembly seat -- both support a single-payer health care system to expand coverage to the uninsured in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 12th District represents western San Francisco and a portion of northern San Mateo County. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), who currently holds the seat, is running for the state Senate.
According to the Chronicle, Reilly has made universal health care coverage the key issue of her campaign.
Both candidates agree on most issues, such as abortion rights, and the race is expected to be costly and close, the Chronicle reports (Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/22).