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Lara announces details on single-payer health care system for all Californians

Sen. Ricardo Lara on Thursday released some provisions of a proposed single-payer health care system that would drastically alter California’s insurance market, but details about how it would be financed are still pending.

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California state senators to unveil major criminal justice legislation

Two state senators are proposing a package of bills aimed at undertaking major criminal justice changes for adults and minors.

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What would single-payer healthcare look like in California? Lawmakers release new details

A proposal in California for a single-payer healthcare system would dramatically expand the state government's presence in medical care and slash the role of insurance companies.

 

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Local Leaders To Rally Behind State Senator Ricardo Lara's Universal Healthcare Bill

A rally scheduled for tomorrow night at Harvey Milk Park will provide the first opportunity for Long Beach residents to hear in person the universal healthcare pitch that was introduced by State Senator Ricardo Lara on the state’s legislature’s deadline last week.

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Sens. Lara and Atkins release key details on Healthy California Act

Today Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released details about their landmark Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562) to create universal health coverage for every California resident.

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California state Sen. Ricardo Lara announces he's running for state insurance commissioner in 2018

A month after proposing a single-payer healthcare system for California, State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) announced Tuesday he'll run for state insurance commissioner in 2018.

 

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Sen. Ricardo Lara vows to be ‘defender’ against Trump in 2018 bid for State Insurance Commissioner

One month after proposing a single-payer healthcare system in California, State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, announced he will run for State Insurance Commissioner in 2018.

 

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California's air regulator welcomes two lawmakers to its board

Over the years, lawmakers have repeatedly complained that the California Air Resources Board hasn't heeded their concerns about the state's environmental policies.

Now two lawmakers, state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) will have positions on the board, a step authorized under legislation passed last year.

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Senator Lara Introduces Bill to Fight Understaffing in Dialysis Clinics Across the State

State Senator Ricardo Lara, whose district includes a significant portion of the city, introduced legislation today to improve staffing at more than 550 dialysis clinics in California, 10 of which are located in Long Beach.

 

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NY Times: California Moves to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Insurance

LOS ANGELES — In a move that is sure to draw the ire of Republicans, California officials are asking the Obama administration this week to approve a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to buyhealth insurance on the state’s public exchange.

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