Universal Health Care Now California Law — More or Less

Providing universal health care coverage to 40 million Californians has become the rallying cry for the state’s Democratic Party as it drifts leftward in this election year.

Kevin de León pushed it hard when he was the president pro tem of the state Senate and was gearing up to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Health insurance zealots went ballistic when Anthony Rendon, the Democratic speaker of the Assembly, refused to immediately take up a single-payer bill that the Senate had approved. (read more)