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How Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom could shape California’s future, issue by issue

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in CALMatters about challenges to governor-elect Gavin Newsom's implementation of single-payer health care in California.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Gavin Newsom first ran for governor in 2010, an effort he abandoned and then relaunched in 2015 with the long, long campaign that crescendoed tonight. Now that California voters have given the 51-year-old Democrat the job he has sought for eight years, he is about to discover that winning was the easy part.

Governing is hard, particularly in a state as big, complex, troubled and expensive as California. We have the world’s fifth largest economy and, with our cost of living, the nation’s highest rate of poverty.

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