• New Single-Payer Bill Intensifies Newsom’s Political Peril

    SACRAMENTO — A group of Democratic state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to create a single-payer health care system to cover all Californians, immediately defining the biggest health policy debate of the year and putting enormous political pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    The Democratic governor faces the increasingly likely prospect of a Republican-driven recall election later this year. The single-payer bill