On Jan. 9, healthcare providers, medical students, activists and concerned citizens held marches and rallies in Los Angeles and Sacramento in a renewed fight to extend health coverage to all Californians. Despite the lofty rhetoric coming out of Washington about the Affordable Care Act, there are many of us in California who know that only a universal, publicly-financed, privately delivered healthcare system is going to solve our nation’s uninsured crisis. SB 810, which Senate Appropriations will vote on next Tuesday, will cover all Californians, while the ACA will still leave thousands in our state uninsured.