California Lawmakers Propose New Single-Payor Health Bill

California Senate committee members are proposing a new bill that would establish a single-payor healthcare system in the state, according to a Sacramento Bee report.

Under Senate Bill 810, introduced by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), a state agency would run the healthcare system by managing employer and employee healthcare payments, handling reimbursements and negotiating payment rates with hospitals, physicians and other providers, according to the report.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two previous attempts at single-payor legislation, and numerous other single-payor proposals were struck down in the state Senate and Assembly, according to the report. If the Senate approves SB810, it would move to the Assembly for further discussion.

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