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We need to do a single-payer or we’re going to be in a position where millions of people are going to lose coverage.”

New York Times: Democrats Shift Left on Health Care (June 3, 2017)

What we did today was really approve the concept of a single-payer system in California.”

San Jose Mercury News: California Senate passes single-payer health care plan (June 1, 2017)

The proposal, by state Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is still evolving, but here’s what we know so far about the bill.

Los Angeles Times: What would California’s proposed single-payer healthcare system mean for me? (June 1, 2017)

We as California have to send a message to D.C.: If you continue to screw with our health care, we’re going to move to single-payer.”

California Sunday Magazine: Covered (May 25, 2017)

It’s time for California to boldly move forward and to join every other major industrialized nation across the globe in guaranteeing that health care is a right for everyone — not just a privilege offered to those who can afford it.”

Sen. Ricardo Lara, Time for California to Join Rest of Developed World in Guaranteeing Healthcare for ALL (LA Progressive, April 9, 2017)

We really have the chance to make universal health care a reality now.”

New York Times: Considering a Single-Payer Insurance System (March 28, 2017)

It’s time to have an honest conversation with Californians and voters about how we get to health for all.”

NBC NewsConference: Sacramento Working on Universal Health Care (March 19, 2017)

More than ever we know that universal healthcare is popular in the minds of Californians.”

Los Angeles Times: With Obamacare in jeopardy, California considers going it alone with ‘single-payer’ system (February 27, 2017)

It is a vision that is backed by the values of Californians. People want access to health care.”

KPBS: Sen. Atkins Discusses Single-Payer Health Care For California (February 22, 2017)

The health of Californians is really at stake here.”

Kaiser Health News: Single-Payer Health Care Bill To Be Introduced In California Senate (February 17, 2017)

It’s important that we are looking at all options to continue to expand and maintain access to health care.”

San Jose Mercury News: California lawmakers to introduce universal health care plan today (February 17, 2017)