Gubernatorial Candidate Uses History Supporting San Francisco To Build Single-Payer Credibility
The issue is becoming a litmus test for Democrats on the ballot in 2018, and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is making sure his support is known.
Newsom Claims S.F. Street Cred On Single Payer Issue
As the race for governor heats up, support for a government-run single payer health care system is becoming a kind of litmus test for Democrats — and no candidate has embraced the idea more closely than Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. But pressure to support single payer, including SB 562 which passed the State Senate before stalling in the Assembly, has gotten the attention of candidates up and down the ballot, some of whom fear alienating the powerful “take no prisoners” California Nurses Association, single payer’s most ardent supporter. (Shafer, 3/1)