Everything from chronic physician shortages to the county’s political culture seemed aligned against a rapid response to the virus.
More than 2 million Californians have recently lost their jobs and many are now without health coverage.
Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign was buoyed by his aggressive position on a single-payer system. Now comes the question: How far can–or will–Newsom take it?
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State leaders are realizing that California must play both defense and offense to preserve and expand its health-care gains, and to protect vulnerable groups – particularly the state’s huge immigrant population.
What exactly Trumpcare will be remains vague, but for the more than 50 percent of South L.A. that now relies on the state’s ACA Medi-Cal expansion for health coverage, the future is frighteningly uncertain.
“Uncovered California” is a three-part series of stories and videos examining how the Golden State is trying to fill holes in its health care coverage.