SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched a statewide tour to promote his health care proposals, which include requiring everyone to purchase health insurance and offering subsidies to families of four with incomes as high as $150,000 a year.
Newsom’s proposals would make California the first state in the country to help people who earn up to 600% of the federal poverty level. People could get about $100 a month to help pay their health insurance premiums.READ MORE: Californians To Vote On 7 Ballot Measures This November
The Democratic governor wants to pay for it by making it a law that everyone has to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The state would use the penalty money to offer the new subsidies.READ MORE: Incidents On I-80, Highway 50 Clog Traffic Into Sierra Ahead Of July 4 Weekend
Newsom discussed the proposal with small business owners in Sacramento on Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Police: Modesto School Custodian Allegedly Placed Hidden Camera In Staff Bathroom
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