The Latest: California universal health measure advances


April 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California lawmakers' single-payer health care proposal (all times local):

5 p.m.

A proposal to eliminate health insurance companies and guarantee government-funded health care for all California residents is moving forward.

The Senate Health Committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the Appropriations Committee. The vote came after hundreds of nurses clad in red held a rally in Sacramento, marched to the state Capitol and packed into a committee room.

The proposal is promoted by the state's powerful nursing union and two Democratic senators...

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