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January 9th, 2007, 08:33 PM
Another big step has been taken to address the need for healthcare for all Americans. This news brief was recently released by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday proposed extending health care coverage to all of California’s 36 million residents as part of a sweeping package of changes to the state’s huge, troubled health care system.

A total of 6.5 million people, one-fifth of the state’s population, do not have health insurance, far more than in any other state. At least one million of the uninsured are illegal immigrants, state officials say.

Under Mr. Schwarzenegger’s plan, which requires the approval of the Legislature, California would become the fourth and by far the largest state to attempt near universal health coverage for its citizens. The other three states are Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.If you support this initiative as a Califormia resident, make sure you write to your state representatives to voice your opinion.