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Push for single-payer healthcare grows in CA

February 6, 2017

By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt

Large crowd packs the state building to say that the current health-care system in not working — and will just get worse under Trump

More than a thousand people (my estimate) showed up today at the state building to weigh in on health-care costs – and make the case for a single-payer system in California.

Former state Sen. Mark Leno managed in 2015 – over the fierce resistance of the health-insurance industry – to get a bill passed that requires insurance companies to provide some clear data on their rate hikes and the reasons behind them.

The bill also mandated that state regulators hold a hearing once a year, in either San Francisco or LA – and this year, it was in the Milton Marks Auditorium in the state building.

Outside, a huge and loud crowd of mostly labor folks marched and rallied and made clear that the current system isn’t working.

Inside, testimony made that even more clear… (more)

This is déjà vu all over again. Can we ever move forward solving social problems without having the retract?

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