LA Times: With Obamacare in jeopardy, California considers going it alone with 'single-payer' system

March 09, 2017

 By Soumya Karlamangla

With President Trump now vowing to put forward a replacement for the Affordable Care Act in March, some California politicians and healthcare advocates are once again promoting the idea of a state-run “single-payer” system that operates like Medicare….

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced a bill Friday that would make California the first state to adopt single-payer, also called “Medicare for all.” Canada has such a system….

“More than ever we know that universal healthcare is popular in the minds of Californians,” Lara said in an interview.

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