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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

California State Senate Rejects Universal Healthcare

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's audacious plan to arrange medical insurance for nearly all Californians -- one watched as a potential model for the nation -- was rejected Monday by the state Senate, obliterating the chance of anything but piecemeal healthcare changes from the Legislature this year.

The Senate Health Committee voted down the $14.9-billion proposal, which would have required people to hold private insurance and subsidized the premiums for those who could not afford them. The repudiation came from Republicans and Democrats, with only one of 11 senators backing the plan that Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez (D-Los Angeles) spent much of 2007 putting together.

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