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California taxes would rise again to pay for Newsom universal health care, including for illegal immigrants
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is hoping to make his state the first to offer universal health care to all residents, but it would mean raising taxes to help pay for it.
Newsom announced the plan Tuesday, stating that he wants to provide coverage for everyone living in the state, including illegal immigrants.
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"Here in the largest state in our union, the state of California, we are positioned with this budget to be able to deliver on what we’ve been promoting: universal health care for all, regardless of pre-existing condition, regardless of the ability to pay and regardless of your immigration status," he said.