California's Proposition 186 was voted down by voters on Nov. 8, 1994 by a margin of 2 million for and 5.5 millions against. Proposition 186 would have established a single-payer, government-administered health care system for California residents that would be paid for by higher taxes on cigarettes and higher income taxes. Some of the groups which favored the Proposition included uninsured persons, the elderly, the California Teachers Assn. and the United Auto Workers. Among the groups which opposed it were the California Taxpayers Assn., life insurance companies and the California Chamber of Commerce.