As we approach the midterm elections, we wanted to examine the health platforms of some of California’s highest profile candidates: The two men running for governor. There’s Gavin Newsom, currently the state’s Democratic lieutenant governor and the former mayor of San Francisco, who’s favored to win the election. Then there’s Republican John Cox, a businessman and former presidential candidate in southern California. What health goals are they making, and how likely are they to keep their promises? We discussed these questions with Samantha Young, a California politics correspondent at Kaiser Health News and California Healthline.
Listen to the interview above to hear some of the candidate’s previous decisions regarding health care, and what they’ve said on the campaign trail.