California gubernatorial candidate supports universal healthcare for undocumented immigrants

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said that if he is elected governor in November, he would support a single-payer healthcare system that provides coverage for illegal immigrants, according to The Hill.

Mr. Newsom said the universal healthcare plan he implemented during his time as mayor of San Francisco could be adopted on a statewide level.

"I did universal healthcare when I was mayor — fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status," said Mr. Newsom on the podcast Pod Save America, according to The Hill. "I'd like to see that extended to the rest of the state. San Francisco is the only universal healthcare plan for all undocumented residents in America. [I'm] very proud of that. And we proved it can be done without bankrupting the city."

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