Gubernatorial Candidates Tout Health Care Successes, But Some Say They’re Not Completely Earned
Health care has become a hot topic in the race that includes Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa. Both have been highlighting successful health care programs with which they were involved, but critics are taking issue with who's getting credit.
Los Angeles Times:
Two Top Candidates For California Governor Have Been Touting Their Healthcare Wins. Here's What They Really Did
Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa are depicting themselves as Democratic healthcare visionaries as they campaign to become California’s next governor. To prove his healthcare mettle, Newsom points to Healthy San Francisco, a first-of-its-kind universal system adopted while he reigned as the city’s mayor in 2006. Newsom’s work on the program helped him land an endorsement from the influential California Nurses Association, and a boast or two will surely punctuate his speech at their convention on Friday as hyper-partisan politics intensify over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and implement a national single-payer plan. (Willon, 9/22)