On his first day in office, the new California governor unveiled a sweeping health plan that would prop up the ACA, expand health care for undocumented immigrants and give the state new powers to negotiation drug prices. It would fall short of what was indicated in his campaign, however, where he hinted at a Single Payer Health Plan (adored by some, reviled by others). His plan would reinstate the individual mandate by taxing those who do not have coverage. While stopping short, Newsom did write to President Trump and congressional leaders asking for permission for California to pursue a government funded health care system.
How gruesome is the Newsom model going to be? Or will it be at all…in California
February 23, 2019