Los Angeles Times: California lawmaker proposes bill that would create a single-payer healthcare system in the state

February 17, 2017

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) on Friday introduced a bill that would create a single-payer healthcare system in California.

Lara said that although the federal Affordable Care Act expanded health coverage, medical care is still too expensive, even for those with insurance, and the law excludes immigrants in the country illegally.

"We have reached a pivotal moment where there's a threat to healthcare," Lara said. "I felt it was important that we create a different narrative here in California."

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