San Jose Mercury News: Single-payer health care revived? California lawmakers to hold hearings this fall

August 24, 2017

By Katy Murphy

SACRAMENTO — After the swift rise and sudden crash of California’s ambitious single-payer legislation, complete with melodramatic fallout, universal health care is back — not on the floor, but on the table.

Senator Ricardo Lara said the select committee was key to “getting SB 562 back on track for debate in the Assembly.”

“The conversations I have had with my friend Speaker Anthony Rendon show he is committed to healthcare for all,” Lara said, “and the Select Committee is a tangible product of that commitment.”

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