Now that the California Senate has passed a single-payer health care bill, supporters and opponents are wondering if it would actually make it easier for Californians to get health care. Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling explains.
A bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health care coverage for all Californians passed its first key vote in the state Senate on Wednesday, the same day that hundreds of nurses rallied at the State Capitol in support of universal health care. The California Report's host John Sepulvado introduces KQED's Laura Klivans has more on the effort to create what's known as a single payer system.
The California State Legislature is considering a bold proposal to substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.