Opinion: Single-Payer Bill Could Return Next Session
In January, a Democratic-led bill (SB 810) that would create a single-payer health care system in California stalled in the Senate, but the measure likely will return in the next session, retired pediatric dentist William Snaer writes in a Palm Springs Desert Sun opinion piece. He notes that bill author Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) likely will offer the proposal again, and that it "might have a better chance" because the redrawing of legislative districts could "strengthen the Democratic majority in the California Legislature." In addition, SnaerÂ notes thatÂ Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "won't veto" a single-payer proposal.
- "Valley Voice: Expect a Single-Payer Health Care Alternative to Come to California" (Snaer, Palm Springs Desert Sun, 2/29).