Fiscally Responsible Realist Versus The Bold Visionary: How Single-Payer Is Defining The Gubernatorial Race
"Single-payer healthcare has become a clear litmus test. If you support it, you're a pure progressive. If you're opposed to it, you're a pragmatist," UC San Diego political scientist Thad Kousser said.
Los Angeles Times:
How Single-Payer Healthcare Has Divided Democrats In California's Race For Governor
When Gavin Newsom campaigns on his support for a California single-payer healthcare system, he's talking about more than the virtues of universal care. He's trying to sell himself as a bold visionary. When Antonio Villariagosa warns of the financial calamity that awaits if the state adopts single payer, he's trying to send a different message — that he's a fiscally responsible realist who won't make promises he can't keep. (Willon, 4/11)