‘Enough With The Slogans’: Villaraigosa Wants To Take On Newsom Over Single-Payer Issue
Antonio Villaraigosa, who has been cautious about the financial burden a single-payer system would place on the state, has challenged Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to a debate.
The Los Angeles Times:
Villaraigosa Challenges Newsom To One-On-One Debate Over Single-Payer Healthcare
Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday challenged his top rival in the governor’s race, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, to a one-on-one debate over the viability of a state-sponsored single-payer healthcare system in California. The issue has divided the Democratic field of candidates. Newsom and former state schools chief Delaine Eastin have expressed strong support for the proposal, while Villaraigosa and state Treasurer John Chiang have expressed doubt that the state can afford it. (Willon, 3/6)