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California Single-Payer Health Plan On Hold

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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said he's pausing the advance of a single-payer health care measure until lawmakers work out further details about how to pay for it.

In a press release Friday afternoon, Rendon said he supports the single-payer concept, but called the measure that the Senate passed three weeks ago "woefully incomplete."

Senate Bill 562 extends state-supplied health care coverage to every California resident, but does not include new taxes nor fees to fund it.

A Senate financial analysis estimates the total cost at about $400 billion, double current government spending on health care.

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