Nearly half of voters, 49 percent, say they support a single-payer health care system. In this photo, Californians protest in support of a single-payer system for their state.

City Unions Oppose New York State Single-Payer Health Plan

The battle is highlighting a split within the Democrat Party, as unions argue the expansive legislation – with universal coverage for illegal immigrants – will cut into their benefits and negotiating power.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a health care rally at the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee on September 22, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed the California Nurses Association about his Medicare for All Act of 2017 bill. (Photo by …

Dr. Kristin Held: ‘Medicare for All’ Completes Government Takeover of Medicine

“Government completes the takeover of the entire health insurance industry in one small paragraph,” she explains. “Government becomes the single payer, and the transformation from free-market, patient-centered medicine to socialized medicine that serves the common good of the state is complete.”

Gavin Newsom (Kyle Grillot / AFP / Getty)

California’s Gavin Newsom: Impeach Trump!

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, the leading candidate to replace Governor Jerry Brown after the 2018 elections, has declared that he wants Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.

Jerry Brown Obamacare protest (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown Rejects Universal Health Care for California

California Governor Jerry Brown blasted President Donald Trump and House Republicans on Wednesday for their proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. But he also rejected the idea of California providing a single-payer, universal health care system on its own.

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Bernie Sanders: SOTU Excellent, Hillary Clinton Backed by ‘Powerful Special Interests’

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — an avowed socialist — lauded President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address on Tuesday night before aligning himself with the President, taking a shot at fellow candidate Hillary Clinton for “wealthy and powerful” special interest financial backers, and drawing attention to Clinton’s “income inequality” inexperience.