Candidate For Governor Makes Universal Health Care Key Issue Of Campaign
Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he thinks California has the "audacity" and "boldness" to try something new.
Gavin Newsom To Propose Universal Health Care Plan For California
Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco. Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status, and preserve coverage for the estimated 5 million Californians who risk losing their insurance under President Donald Trump’s changes. (Hart, 3/13)