California News: Prescription Drugs & Fights for Health Care for All

8Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

Governor Newsom signs first-in-the-nation executive order to create the largest single purchaser for prescription drugs and allow private employers to join the state in negotiating drug prices
Governor Newsom’s first budget proposes that California move closer to health care for all by becoming the only state in the country to provide coverage to young undocumented adults through Medi-Cal
Under Governor Newsom’s proposal, California would be the first state to expand the Affordable Care Act’s financial assistance to middle-income families, helping them afford health care premiums
In letter to Congress and White House, Governor Newsom calls for federal legislative changes to allow states to innovate within their health care system — including creating paths to single-payer
Governor Newsom also signs an executive order to create a California Surgeon General

SACRAMENTO, CA — In his first act as California’s 40th Governor, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of major, first-in-the-nation executive actions and budget proposals to lower prescription drug and health care costs for all California families and move California closer to the goal of health care for all.

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