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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 03:15 PM

Single Payer 2 Votes Short in Senate (CA Healthline)

Only two votes more are needed... ~ pinto

Single Payer 2 Votes Short in Senate

by David Gorn

The idea of a single-payer health care system in California stalled on the Senate floor yesterday, falling two votes short of passage.

Reconsideration of the bill was granted, though, so proponents of SB 810 by Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) have until Tuesday to reintroduce the bill. First they will have to come up with two big votes. The bill failed on a 19-15 vote.

"We don't want to follow the path of Europe, where the economy is in trouble, where the Euro is failing," Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) said. "It's not the example we should follow. We don't have the money. I donít know where the money's going to come from."

Gaines also pointed out that California, when compared with nations, has slipped to ninth in economic ranking. Bill author Leno had an answer for that one: "Those other eight economies larger than ours, they all have health care that costs them a lot less than ours does. Maybe we're missing something here."

http://www.californiahealthline.org/capitol-desk/2012/1/single-payer-fails-on-senate-floor.aspx#ixzz1kjR8DmIE

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Reply Single Payer 2 Votes Short in Senate (CA Healthline) (Original post)
pinto Jan 2012 OP
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2012 #1
pinto Jan 2012 #5
GreenPartyVoter Jan 2012 #8
BlueCaliDem Jan 2012 #2
Merlot Jan 2012 #3
pinto Jan 2012 #6
Cleita Jan 2012 #4
Festivito Jan 2012 #7

Response to pinto (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. So disappointing. :^(

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. It's not over. Refiling deadline is Tuesday.

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Response to pinto (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 06:58 PM

8. Hope things work out better the next time around. :^)

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 03:30 PM

2. This is why redistricting by a non-partisan commission was so necessary

According to the latest news, CA redistricting - CA high court has unanimously decided that the maps drawn by the non-partison commission, stands (according to L.A. Times print) - will give the CA Senate the 2/3rd majority so crap like this will be a thing of the past. The redistricting map shows Democrats will win, at least, two additional Senate seats.

This is why I voted for the Republican drawn up Proposition 11. I felt we needed to take a chance with a commission since redistricting had become a joke, and our CA legislators* were entrenched in their seats - especially Republicans. It was time we shook it up a bit.

We need to get rid of the Republicans in our government so we can move CA forward. I bet the Repubs aren't happy now for having put Prop 11 on the ballot in 2008. They've never learned: be careful what you wish for.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. Where can I find a list of the votes?

Need to know how my senator voted...and if I need to call him.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 05:21 PM

6. See also yurbud's post in GD -

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 04:11 PM

4. Drat!!

Every one I talk to is in favor of single payer. (I work for a doctor.) Whatever happened to representing the will of the people? I guess the insurance companies have bought off our state politicians as well. I know the two bought and paid for oil company morons, who represent, me won't vote for it.

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Sat Jan 28, 2012, 06:51 PM

7. Must have cost the lobbyists a fortune -- only leaving a 2 vote margin of error./nt

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