Single-Payer Has Already Become Campaign Issue To Be Used Against Democrats
An ad has been launched to target candidates Bryan Caforio in the 25th District and Josh Harder in the 10th District. Meanwhile, the issue was the impetus for a lot of political spending in California this year.
Los Angeles Times:
Republicans Are Targeting California Democrats Over Single-Payer Healthcare
Democrats are widely expected to make Republican incumbents' efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act a major issue in the 2018. Now Republicans are going after challengers for some Democrats' support of a single-payer healthcare system. (Wire, 8/3)
Universal Healthcare Bill Attracted Lots Of Lobbying
From rehab centers to burger joints, more than 100 businesses, unions, trade groups and other entities weighed in on California’s universal healthcare legislation during the first half of 2017, according to new state lobbying disclosures. The filings, covering spending on lobbyists through June 30, underscore how Senate Bill 562 had the attention of special interests based in more than a dozen states as the measure advanced through the state Senate. (Miller, 8/2)