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WASHINGTON — Moving beyond “Obamacare,” political activists are looking to state ballot questions to refocus the nation’s long-running debate over government’s role in health care.

This fall, California voters will decide whether to lower some prescription drug prices, while Coloradans will vote on a state version of a “single-payer” government-run health system, similar to what Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders proposed in his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.


Sanders supports both the California and Colorado initiatives, said spokesman Michael Briggs.

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