California’s Next Governor Will Inherit Contentious Issue Of Health Care. Here’s What The Candidates’ Plans Are.
While the governor might not have to make a decision on single-payer, it's likely health care will be a big issue in the next few years as California tries to stabilize its marketplace and expand coverage.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Where California’s Candidates For Governor Stand On Fixing Health Care
The top six gubernatorial candidates not only differ when it comes to single-payer, they disagree on what to do next to fix the state’s $400 billion health care industry. And few offer specifics on how they would implement their ideas. (Garofoli, 5/13)
In other news —
Capital Public Radio:
No Major Bump For Medi-Cal, Covered California In Governor’s Revise Despite Push From Lawmakers
Gov. Jerry Brown opted not to include major long-term investments in public health insurance programs in his budget revision on Friday, citing a preference for one-time spending measures. ...The announcement comes after an ambitious request from an Assembly health committee last week: $1 billion from the general fund surplus to make a number of investments. (Caiola, 5/11)