LA County Democratic Party calls on Newsom to submit waiver to create single-payer system

The Los Angeles County Central Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to apply for a state innovation waiver to allow California to create a single-payer health system.


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According to LA County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez, the committee specifically called on Newsom to apply for the 1332 State Innovation waiver, along with any other waivers needed, within the first 100 days of the Biden administration.

Following the vote, Gonzalez said,

“For decades, Democrats have unequivocally stated that “Healthcare is a Right” and have led on the issue of how to ensure that millions of Americans and their families have access to healthcare. When the Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010, we knew this was the bridge necessary to get us to Healthcare for All…With almost 40 million residents in California, a raging pandemic, and crushed healthcare system it’s time for California to lead on this issue and move our state towards a system that works and provides for all.”