Gavin Newsom, Democratic candidate for governor of California, said on liberal podcast “Pod Save America” that the state government should pay for universal health care for illegal immigrants.
In the episode, released Tuesday, the candidate and current lieutenant governor of California touted his involvement in San Francisco having “the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America.”
“I did universal health care when I was mayor—fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that,” Newsom said. “I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”