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Calif. Governor’s Ambitious Health Plans: Newsom Wants To Reshape How Drugs Are Paid For, Implement Single-Payer System And Mandate Insurance

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) says he will also create a state surgeon general position via executive order and make California the first state to cover immigrants without legal status who are younger than 26 through Medi-Cal. Newsom did not provide details during his inauguration speech about how he is going to pay for these health care goals, though Democrats in the Legislature are generally supportive of his ideas.

Pilot Program To Help Provide Low-Income Kids With Eye Care Sees Success

Vision to Learn’s vans, staffed by an optometrist and an optician, visited more than 1,200 schools in 25 districts throughout L.A. County. The program targeted schools that had at least 65 percent of their students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches based on their household income