California AG throws support behind state universal healthcare proposal

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is backing proposed legislation that calls for statewide universal healthcare, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

"I think it's the way to go because it takes away the inefficiencies in a system that has turned healthcare for people into a commodity," Mr. Becerra said Tuesday at an event hosted by the nonprofit Public Policy Institute of California, according to the report. He also said he believes healthcare is a "universally required obligation of our government."

But he was uncertain as far as timing, saying, "We need to figure out a pragmatic way to implement it."

The California Senate approved the proposed universal healthcare legislation June 1. The Senate-approved bill did not include funding details. The legislation is now pending in the California Assembly, according to the report.


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