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Speaker John Perez of the California State Assembly, on the very last day of the legislative session, pulled SB 810, the single payer bill, from the Assembly floor. For updates› Health Care for All-California


The Colorado Universal Health Care Plan is a Single Payer proposal being updated by Health Care for All-Colorado, similar to their 2007 bill.

The ‘Colorado Health Care Cooperative’, SCR 13-002, is a proposed constitutional amendment allowing participation of for-profit hospitals and insurance companies. It is now laid over until Jan. 2014. An economic feasibility study was published by Gerald Friedman in Feb. 2013.


Delaware Health Security Act, House Bill # 74, re-introduced April 2013. Summary of bill›


The Hawaiian Health Authority was passed and established to lay a plan to create for the state an efficient, cost-effective universal health care system. Its 2011 update is available.


HB 311 Healthy Illinois Act introduced in 2009-10 session, awaiting hearings. For updates› Illinois Single Payer Coalition


An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017, LD 1397, was introduced by Rep. Charlie Priest in 2011.  A new campaign is being organized. For updates› Maine All Care


The Maryland Health Security Act was last introduced in the 2011 legislature. A summary of Gerald Friedman’s economic impact study was published in July, 2012. Three excellent videos of his study are on our video page. For updates› Healthcare-NOW! of Maryland


Minnesota Health Plan is dedicated to establishing comprehensive single-payer health care for all Minnesotans through advocacy, education, lobbying, and community organizing.
They introduced the Minnesota Health Plan, SenateFile18/HouseFile76 in 2013. No hearings are planned as the legislature focuses on establishing a strong “active purchaser” exchange and maintaining MinnesotaCare – the public program for folks above Medicaid. Gov. Mark Dayton is a supporter, but it isn’t his priority. For updates› Minnesota Health Plan

New Jersey

The New Jersey Universal Health Care Coalition offers (1) a Statement of Purpose adopted on Oct. 2012 and (2) a 3 page Proposal for a New Jersey Single Payer Health Plan released June 2013. They are now collecting endorsements from state-wide labor and advocacy organizations. For more information contact

New Mexico

The Health Security Act, HB 262/SB 226, was re-introduced in 2013 and has passed out of first committee in each chamber. For updates› Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign

New York

‘New York Health’, A.5389/S.2078, was introduced in March 2013 by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Bill Perkins. It would provide publicly-sponsored coverage with a benefit package more comprehensive than most commercial health plans, with full choices of doctors and other providers. It was preceded by a 2009 report analyzing four distinct health reform proposals. For updates› Single Payer New York


Ohio Health Security Act, HB 287, and Health Care for All Ohioans, SB 112, were introduced in 2011. Both are being re-introduced in 2013. For updates› Single Payer Action Network Ohio


The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act, HB 2922, will have a hearing 13 May 2013 in the House health care committee.  A ‘study bill’, HB 3260, directs the Oregon Health Authority to study the different options for health care reform.  The bill has bipartisan support and is scheduled for a hearing April 5. For updates› Health Care for All Oregon


The, Pennsylvania Health Care Plan (PHCP), SB400, was re-introduced in the 2013 legislative session. In Mar 2013 an economic impact study by Gerald Friedman was released. For updates› Health Care for all – Pennsylvania


Vermont Health Care for All is supporting H 207/S 88 which propose creating publicly financed primary care for all, have been introduced with tri-partisan support! Also, read their response to Governor Shumlin’s delay in presenting a financing plan for Green Mountain Care.