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New California Healthcare Proposals

New California Healthcare Proposals

In his first acts as California governor, Gavin Newsom, proposed a series of executive orders and proposals to expand health care in his state:

  1. Reinstate the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate on the state level
  2. Expand state’s health insurance program, Medi-Cal, coverage for middle income families (up to 600% of FPL) and undocumented immigrants (up to age 26).
  3. Give Medi-Cal new powers to negotiate drug prices (currently those prices are negotiated by a combination of public and private entities)
  4. Called on the federal government to lift limitations on California from pursuing a government-funded “single payer” health care system.

The last item was submitted in the form of a letter to the President and leaders of Congress, the full text of which is attached in a PDF.

For a quick summary of what the letter proposes, watch this short video from the Sacramento Bee.

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