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Newsom: Government Should Pay for Universal Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

"San Francisco is the only [city with a] universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America...I like to see if we can extend that to the rest of the state."

By NTK Staff | 08.28.2018 @11:34am

The Democratic nominee for governor of California, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA), said that he would like to extend universal health care to illegal immigrants during an interview with “Pod Save America” on Tuesday.

“Pod Save America” asked Newsom about whether he would try and pass single-payer health care legislation if elected.

“I’m not naive about it. I did universal health care when I was mayor [of San Francisco], fully implemented, regardless of preexisting condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status,” Newsom said. “San Francisco is the only [city with a] universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America, and I’m very proud of that, and we proved it can be done without bankrupting the city. I’d like to see if we can extend that to the rest of the state.”

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