Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the frontrunner for California governor says he “doesn’t see an alternative” to a taxpayer-financed single-payer health care system run by state government.
If California doesn’t drastically reshape the way health care is financed and delivered, he said, soaring health care costs will create a fiscal emergency that could bankrupt the nation’s wealthiest and most populous state.
“We’re on a path to insolvency,” Newsom said in an interview with The Sacramento Bee’s Editorial Board this month. “This is the budget. It’s not a gross overstatement to say what I just said – insolvency.”