A simple guide to California’s new push for universal health care

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

On Tuesday night, a proposal to create a single-payer health care system in California took a big step forward when it cleared the Assembly Health Committee with an 11-3 vote.

Earlier on Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom held a public event detailing a separate proposal to ensure “universal health care for all” in the state. When Newsom ran for governor in 2018, he campaigned extensively on the issue of single-payer health care.

With the push for “universal health care” in full swing in the state, below is a handy guide to what’s going on, how each proposal would impact you, and what the next steps are for each.


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