State Doctors Lobby Endorses Gavin Newsom In Gubernatorial Race Despite Differences Over Single-Payer
The California Medical Association touted Gavin Newsom as "a lifelong champion for health care in California." Previously, the organization has said that the single-payer bill Newsom supports “would dismantle the healthcare marketplace and destabilize California’s economy."
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Gavin Newsom Gets Backing From Doctors Group, Despite Differences Over Single-Payer Healthcare
California’s doctors are siding with Gavin Newsom in the governor’s race, even though they don’t see eye-to-eye on a defining issue of the campaign: single-payer healthcare. The California Medical Assn., the state doctors lobby and a political heavyweight, announced its endorsement of the lieutenant governor on Thursday. “Gavin is a lifelong champion for health care in California, and we know he will continue to fight for pragmatic solutions to our most crucial health care challenges, including working to achieve universal access and tackling our state’s physician shortage,” CMA President Theodore M. Mazer said in a statement. (Mason, 4/19)