Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom raised eyebrows across the state this week; calling for a universal healthcare program to cover millions of illegal immigrants residing in the region.
Newsom was speaking on the left-leaning “Pod Save America” podcast when he weighed-in on his fellow Democrats proposal for a “Medicare for All” system; saying a universal healthcare scheme should apply to every person -regardless of immigration status- living in California.
“I did universal health care when I was mayor– fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” Newsom said. “I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”
Listen to Newsom’s comments above.
GAVIN’S GOALS: Newsom Releases His List of ‘BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS’ for All Americans
Former Mayor of San Francisco and Democratic candidate for Governor of California Gavin Newsom published his official list of “basic human rights” this week, saying all Americans deserve an “affordable” home and “healthcare.”
Newsom posted his manifesto on social media, saying everyone in the United States should have access to clean water, food, healthcare, education, and housing.
Food to feed your family.
Healthcare that doesn’t bankrupt you.
An education that prepares you for the future.
An affordable, safe place to call home.
These should not be outlandish ideas.
These should be basic human rights.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) August 15, 2018
Newsom’s list comes months before Democrats make their push to retake Congress this November, with liberal candidates calling for more federal programs; including expanded healthcare, housing, and free college.
PRIMARY DAY: Here’s What You Need to Know About Today’s Races
The potential “blue wave” or possible “red tide” begins to take shape Tuesday as thousands of Americans head to the polls in eight states to decide the fate of candidates hoping to earn their party’s nomination.
ALL EYES ON CALIFORNIA:
The most anticipated races are taking place in California, where the state’s chaotic “jungle” primary -a system where the top-two finishers proceed to the general election despite party affiliation- could set the stage where no Democrats or Republicans advance to the main contest in 2018.
The “jungle” process could also send two Democrats to the general election in California’s race for governor, where former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom leads the pack of potential candidates.
The primary will also likely send two Democrats to the big show for the state’s Senate race, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein expected to face-off against a slew of potential left-leaning legislators.
Other hot-button races include Senate candidates in Montana as well as New Mexico’s governor.
Democrats need to turn 23 Republican-controlled House seats to retake control in the 2018 midterms, that journey starts today.
Read a full run-down of today’s races here.