Speaker Rendon Stabs California Residents in the Back

Undermining the vehicle that will allow Single Payer Healthcare to become a reality in California by using the attacks on the Affordable Care Act as a scapegoat is a glaring example of how our politicians have sold out to the highest bidder.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2017

The measure of my disappointment in the Speaker Rendon’s shelving of SB 562 is incalculable.

Undermining the vehicle that will allow Single Payer Healthcare to become a reality in California by using the attacks on the Affordable Care Act as a scapegoat is a glaring example of how our politicians have sold out to the highest bidder.

Speaker Rendon’s wait-and-see approach jeopardizes the health, and even the lives of California residents.  However, his decision is not surprising, as he has collected over $400,000 in corporate donations from the healthcare industry throughout his career.

The legislative process was created as a forum in which to have an intelligent debate on all issues affecting the residents of the state, including healthcare. California Nurses Association has been actively working with the authors of the bill and already submitted additional amendments that would allow the bill to be completed.

Subverting the system for financial gain has stained the public’s view of electoral politics. It is time we held our representative’s feet to the fire and demanded that they represent us, not their corporate donors.

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David Hildebrand

U.S. Senate Candidate 2018

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  • commented 2017-06-26 19:13:13 -0700
    Rendon needs to be replaced. California needs single payer. Our country needs single payer.
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