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San Francisco Gets Healthy
Thursday, 18 October 2007

Healthy San Francisco, the first municipality-initiated program of its kind in the nation, is addressing voter demands for universal healthcare for the city's 82,000 uninsured residents.

Q&A: CA Senator Sheila Kuehl
Thursday, 21 September 2006

Few argue that health care—both obtaining it and affording it—is a challenge for many Californians today. PT talked with State Senator Sheila Kuehl, author of SB 840, immediately following the universal health care bill's passage in the Assembly.
September 20, 2006 - California Ed.

PT: We have a good idea about why you drafted SB 840—many Californians are concerned about the rising cost of health care and the number of uninsured. Could you walk us through how it came together, how you structured it?

Kuehl: It was quite a long process. Beginning in 2002, a group called "Health Care for All," along with a number of other affiliated groups, approached me to see if I wanted to carry a bill creating a ...

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Q&A: CA Senator Dick Ackerman
Thursday, 21 September 2006

California Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman spoke with PT following the Assembly's passage of SB 840, a bill that would institute a single payer health care system in California.
September 20, 2006 - California Ed.

PT: You voted against SB 840. Could you tell us about what you believe is wrong with the bill and its structure?

Ackerman: It's basically socialized medicine, and it has been tried by a number of other countries around the world without success. I was walking the halls the other day when I saw the health committee from the British Parliament. They were here studying our health system. They have a two-tiered system in which the people who can afford it go to the private doctors and the rest g...

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Q&A: CA Assemblyman Joe Nation
PT talked with California Assemblyman Joe Nation, a longtime advocate of health care reform, about SB 840 and his vote on the controversial universal health care bill. September 20, 2006 - California...
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