Governor Newsom is taking his proposals on the road as part of the statewide “California for All” health care tour. California's 40th Governor started a tour of the state to gain support for healthcare, a main talking point of his "California for All" agenda. The tour started in Sacramento, with stops in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles planned. Newsom believes the "California Dream should be available for all, not just a select few" He also cited the affordability and rising costs of living as inhibitors to families ability to get ahead. Recent data shows that health care and prescription drugs are chief among those concerns for California families.
“No state has more at stake on the issue of health care. California must lead,” said Governor Newsom. “While the Trump Administration seeks to destroy the Affordable Care Act, California is leading the nation in expanding access to health care and tackling affordability. From fighting for cheaper prescription drugs to increasing access to reproductive health care, California is fighting for more health care for all Californians.”
Newsom’s tour began at a Covered California sign-up location where he hosted a roundtable with sole proprietors and others who will benefit from his proposal to expand financial help to middle-income earners buying health insurance on the private market.