Lawmakers Consider Single-Payer Health Care System
The Assembly is considering SB 840 by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles), a bill that would create a new state agency to administer a single-payer health care system in California, according to KQED's "The California Report."
The Senate has approved the bill, which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) vetoed last year.
The report includes comments from:
- Dana Goldman, director of health economics at RAND;
- Kevin Grumbach, chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UC-San Francisco;
- Heddy Riss, director of the Center on Institutions and Governance at UC-Berkeley; and
- Sara Rogers, health care consultant for Kuehl (Varney, "The California Report," KQED, 7/2).
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