Sacramento Update

San Francisco’s “free healthcare for everyone” could be next for California

A groundbreaking program San Francisco created a decade ago guarantees health coverage to every one of its 864,000 residents.

It’s made San Francisco the only place in the country where truly universal health coverage exists, similar to what’s available in every other developed nation.

Called Healthy San Francisco, it offers health care to those who can’t afford private insurance and are ineligible for other government health programs.

Now, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who helped implement the plan when he was San Francisco’s mayor is wondering: Would such a program work in every county in the Golden State?

His suggestion comes at a time when proposals for universal health care are receiving a surprising amount of attention.

Last week, Sens. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, unveiled details of their bill to create a single-payer system that would cover all California residents – just a few days after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders vowed to introduce a bill to launch a similar system nationwide.

Read the whole story in the Mercury News

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  1. Since San Fran gets over 2 billion from the Feds, they’re not telling you the true cost of this nice Socialist plan.. Try that for the entire state and watch the mayhem as pension costs collpase, dams are near breaking, the raods suck,, bullet trains to nowhere, crime from released criminals and more care for illegal aliens finally bankrupts this state which is trying to become a shining example of Venezuelan style collapse. I can see the mass exodus form the Rusting state the moment this is signed by Jerry… Simply put.. This state does not have enough monies to to try this program that turns out to be nothing but rationed care in every country that has tried this.

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