universal coverage

California Update for Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• California isn’t moving to a single-payer health care system anytime soon. So a coalition of liberal advocacy groups is calling for policy actions this year to achieve statewide universal coverage under California’s current health care system.

• Lawmakers think the underground pot market is growing. That’s why a new bill would eliminate taxes on cultivating cannabis and drop the excise tax from 15 to 11 percent for three years.

Today's reporting by Ban Adler and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

• Hearings about creating a single-payer health care system or universal coverage have wrapped up at the California state Capitol, for now. The final meeting of an Assembly committee was dominated by discussion of a single-payer bill.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

California's Top Court Upholds Expedited Death Penalty

Aug 25, 2017
CDCR

ALSO: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has laid out a path forward for universal health care legislation – but not the single-payer bill he sidelined earlier this year.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.