Because it wasn't an issue...
Leno's SB 810 (He's my rep, don't like his fiscal politics, but I agree with him socially) would've "gotten the ball rolling" on a universal health care system here in CA. Gee, Medical and the High Risk group was doing so well too!
Leno's heart is probably in the right place (I've never met him.). But, it ain't happening in a state that can't even keep a budget from blowing up, or a speed train from even getting started.
Mark, Government fails, every time. Every time.