Friday, 02 August 2019 18:25


Written by Debbie Siverstein

State-based SP bills

HB 292To provide universal health care coverage

Sponsors: Reps Mike Skindell and Bernadine Kennedy Kent (8 of 99 co-sponsors) 

Related legislation (pending)


Obstacles to SP in the current context

Lack of support from either political party; no spine in our legislators

Historical context” We did have proponent testimony on our bill in the last session. The chairman of the committee, a very conservative Republican, was enthused by our bill and especially by the testimony of Jerry Friedman and Dave Steil. This session, the bill has been assigned to a different committee in the hopes of stalling it. 

Advantages for SP in current context

Goals for SP movement in CA 2019-2020
To move our bill forward in the Ohio legislature. Also working on national bill: trying to get Rep. Marcy Kaptur to co-sponsor HR 1384 and Sen. Sherrod Brown to co-sponsor S 1129

Shorter-term initiatives
We are lobbying for sponsor hearing followed by proponent testimony.

Where can people find news about Single Payer in your state and/or join a group?
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Debbie S.)

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