Sanders: California Should ‘Lead The Country’ On Single-Payer
Sen. Bernie Sanders says if California's efforts to move toward universal health care are successful, it would send a message to the nation and make his "life easier" as he tries to introduce a federal-level version.
Bernie Sanders Wants Single-Payer Health Care In California
Senate Bill 562, which would create a universal, publicly funded health care system in California, is generating tremendous enthusiasm among liberals and its supporters, including unionized nurses who backed Sanders’ presidential campaign with millions of dollars. But even some of the state’s leading Democrats, including Gov. Jerry Brown, have raised questions about whether this is the right time for single-payer or how the plan would be paid for. (Cadelago, 5/6)
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Will California's Surge Of Liberal Activism Pull Legislators To The Left?
The 35-year-old technology consultant is emblematic of a surge of activism rippling through California’s political landscape. Not content to rely on the state to be a liberal bastion of resistance against President Trump and Republican-controlled Washington, D.C., Schadewald and his ilk are turning to Sacramento to pressure the ruling Democrats from the left. And lawmakers are taking notice. (Mason, 5/7)