The State Senate on Thursday dealt what is likely to be a deadly blow to efforts to bring universal single-payer health care to California this year with the failure of SB 810 to pass out of the Senate. Among those voting against the measure was State Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana)
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Despite the passage of federal health insurance reform, California still needs a single-payer health care system. Thatâ€™s the official position of the California Democratic Party. The national health insurance reform bill still doesn’t take care of providing health care for everyone who needs it: for example, it will leave 3 million Californians uninsured while eliminating hospital subsidies for taking care of people without insurance.