FEATURING DON NIELSEN – California’s Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon has angered advocates of Single Payer healthcare in the nation’s most populous state after he decided to table Senate Bill 562 for a year. The Senate had passed the bill to create a state-run healthcare system but now it appears that single payer may have to wait for at least a year before it can become law – unless activists are successful in overturning Rendon’s decision.
Rendon justified his decision saying the bill was, “woefully inadequate.” At the heart of the matter is the apparent lack of a funding plan to make the bill a reality.
The National Nurses United, which has been the main political driving force behind SB 562, are mobilizing against Rendon’s decision this week.
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Don Nielsen, Director of Government Relations at California Nurses Association.