In Heated Single-Payer Debate, What Are The Facts?
Politifact takes a look at the issue and what the current single-payer bill would entail for California.
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Villaraigosa Neglects Key Facts In Claim Single-Payer ‘Forces Seniors Off Medicare’
At issue is Healthy California, or Senate Bill 562, introduced last year by Democratic State Sen. Ricardo Lara. It would establish one central government health insurance provider to cover all Californians. Supporters say the plan would save money by eliminating the need for private insurance and reduce prescription drug costs. But even some who back the idea question how the key details will work, including how to pay for it. (Nichols, 3/8)