Gubernatorial Candidate Says He Won’t Support Single-Payer Without Funds To Back It Up
Antonio Villaraigosa's stand is in contrast to his Democratic opponent Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is a strong proponent of universal health care.
Unfunded Health Care Promises Are ‘Snake Oil,’ Says Would-Be California Governor
Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa likes to say healthcare is a right, not a privilege. ... But now as a candidate for governor, Villaraigosa said he isn’t prepared to embrace single-payer without first identifying a way to pay for it, putting him at odds with his Democratic opponent, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who says he would push a universal, single-payer system, and is working with allies on such a proposal. (Cadelago, 5/3)