Is Gavin Newsom's universal health care pitch realistic?
The lieutenant governor hopes to dramatically scale-up Healthy San Francisco, the program he signed into law when mayor of that city in 2006.
Democrats in California have been speaking out against the Trump administration on a variety of fronts, from immigration to the environment.
And then there's health care.
Faced with Republican efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's got a solution.
Newsom, a Democrat, is among a number of potential candidates expected to run for governor next year. He's proposing a universal health plan for all Californians. It's based on the Healthy San Francisco plan that Newsom rolled out 10 years ago when he was that city's mayor.
Newsom says expanding that program statewide would protect the millions of Californians who could lose coverage if the ACA goes away. But scaling up a local health care program to cover the almost 40 million people in the state? That could be a challenge.
Was the Healthy San Francisco rollout successful? Is Newsom's proposal realistic?
Take Two put those questions to Chad Terhune, senior correspondent for California Healthline and Kaiser Health News.