Sheila Kuehl, Rock Star

Sen. Sheila Kuehl barely clears five-feet, but among health care activists, she is a giant who has dedicated a large part of her legislative career to fighting for universal health coverage. Today – for the fifth year in a row – she presents her single-payer legislation at an informational hearing with the Assembly Health Committee. Hundreds of groupies of the senator and her SB840 started lining up in front of the Capitol hearing room at 10:30 a.m for a hearing that wouldn’t begin for three hours.

She defended her plan to Capitol reporters an hour ago, “This is not a faith-based initiative, it’s a reality based initative.”

We will have a full report of the hearing here later.

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