Sumary of It’s not just covid: Recall candidates represent markedly different choices on health care:
- But there’s a lot more at stake for Californians’ health care than mask and vaccine mandates.
- Newsom, a first-term Democrat, argues that their fundamental ability to get health insurance and medical treatments is on the line.
- Republicans are seeking to “take away health care access for those who need it,” according to his statement in the voter guide sent to Californians ahead of Tuesday’s recall election.
- Exactly where all the leading Republican recall candidates stand on health care is unclear.
- Other than vowing to undo state worker vaccine mandates and mask requirements in schools, none have released comprehensive health care agendas.
- Outside of his pandemic measures, Newsom has, in conjunction with the legislature, funded state subsidies to help low- and middle-income Californians buy health insurance;
- To see where the leading recall candidates stand on health care, KHN combed through their speeches and writings, and scoured media coverage.
- Elder believes health care is a “commodity,” not a right, and wants government out of health insurance.