Antonio Villaraigosa may have a plan to oust Gavin Newsom in their race to be the governor of California. Newsom has a detailed plan to bring state run, single payer health insurance to Californians. Accomplishing this would be incredibly costly, complicated, and controversial.
A single payer healthcare plan would cost $400 billion A YEAR. Compare that to Governor Brown's proposed budget for EVERYTHING for the next fiscal year at $190 billion. Newsom's plan is more than double for just one program.
"They're selling snake oil," says Villaraigosa, a former Los Angeles mayor and state Assembly speaker.
Villaraigosa has challenged Newsom to a healthcare debate, we'll just have to wait and see.
Read the full rundown at the LA Times