Amid Cost Concerns, Lawmakers Delay Vote on Universal Healthcare

A proposal to have the state provide healthcare coverage to all Californians hit another snag Tuesday in a legislative committee amid concerns about its cost. Marc Burgat, a vice president of the chamber, said the cost would be “significant,” and he noted that Congress has approved healthcare reform on the federal level. “We think the state and businesses in the state should focus on that,” Burgat said. More Here. (Los Angeles Times PolitiCal 01/17/12)

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