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Newsom’s Latest Health Care Proposal Includes More Help For Covered California Consumers, Less Money For The Undocumented
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom continued his rallying cry for universal health care Thursday with a revised budget that includes more subsidies for Covered California enrollees but doesn’t expand Medi-Cal to all undocumented adults, as some lawmakers are advocating.

On the campaign trail, Newsom came out in support of a single-payer system in which everyone is on the same government insurance. He has said that’s still the goal, but in the meantime he’s laying out smaller steps toward universal health care, the idea that everyone has coverage they can afford.