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Calif. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom ran in part on his support for a single-payer system in his state, but no matter how he moves forward he’s bound to anger a section of his base. His situation is emblematic of the dilemma the rest of the party faces as the 2020 campaign starts up.
Gavin Newsom sailed to victory with help from supporters who are backing him because he champions a single-payer future for California. But the opposition to the model remains stiff.
Experts encourage seniors to take a look around for different coverage options, even if doing so in a local market with so many choices seems downright daunting.
“Unfortunately we don’t have the data to answer [why] directly,” said Susan Babey, one of the authors of the report. “But other research suggests that one possibility is that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults have experienced discrimination or not feeling welcome in health care settings in the past and so are avoiding repeating those kinds of experiences by delaying care even if they need to see a medical provider.”
Covered California officials are anticipating an enrollment drop now that the penalty for not buying coverage has been zeroed out. The anticipated departure of some consumers from the pool accounts for part of an 8.7 percent average rate increase next year for Obamacare plans offered by 11 insurers in California.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Huntington Park, Long Beach, is running against Steve Poizner, a former Republican turned independent. While the office holds broad authority over policies regulating homes, businesses and cars, it does not wield much authority over health insurance.
Covered California officials have predicted there will be a 12 percent drop-off in enrollment because of the change. Media outlets take a look at what you need to know about the open enrollment season.
Fact checkers comb through President Donald Trump’s opinion piece on the Democrats’ “Medicare For All” plan and flag many of the president’s points that misstate facts about the current Medicare program, Medicare For All’s potential impact on seniors, preexisting conditions, and the cost of the plan, among other things.
The Women’s Center for Creative Work has distributed $200,000 in small grants (usually $2,000 to $3,000) to artists with medical needs over the past three years.
Gubernatorial front-runner Gavin Newsom is comfortable enough with his chances that he can be vague on his stances. Newsom did come out in favor of instituting a single-payer system during the primary, but later warned it would be unlikely for him accomplish it during his first term as governor.