Nuances Behind Supporting Single Payer System Divide Gubernatorial Candidates
While front-runner Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been offering full-throated support of universal health care, opponent and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has focused more on how hard it would be to pay for.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Californians Like Single-Payer Health Care — Until They Learn Taxes Must Rise To Pay For It
Whether to establish a state-run, single-payer health-care system is shaping up to be one of the main differences among the candidates for governor in California in the run-up to the June primary election. ...Implementing a single-payer system would require tens of billions of dollars in new taxes - and thereby lead the Golden State into financial ruin. (Pipes, 12/11)