Priorities

Health care

Here’s how we’re making better health care available to all Californians.

Affordable health care for all

We are one of the first states in the nation to offer health care to everyone with low incomes. We did this through an expansion of Medi-Cal. You can get this medical care, no matter your immigration status. California is also lowering health care costs, including for prescription drugs and insulin. And we are increasing access to high-quality health care providers.

Transforming behavioral health

California is making behavioral health services more available to all, especially our youth. We’re investing in our health care workers and building housing and treatment sites. We’re getting more help to those challenged with mental illness and substance abuse. And we’ve started a nation-leading program called CARE Court. It helps get people off the streets, out of jails and hospitals, and into treatment, with the support they need.

Safeguarding reproductive health

Radical politicians are assaulting women’s health care with dangerous and deadly consequences. But California is protecting women. Governor Newsom has taken action, including signing more than 20 laws to support and expand abortion care. He led the successful push to have the right to reproductive freedom added to California’s constitution. We will protect women who seek basic care and the health care workers who provide it.

News about health care

Now available: CalRx-branded naloxone

News What you need to know: As part of Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Tackling the Fentanyl and Opioid Crises, over-the-counter CalRx®-branded naloxone is now becoming available either through the state for free to eligible organizations or for sale for $24 per...

Governor Newsom stands behind a podium and in front of refrigerators with boxes of medication as he discusses insulin prices. A sign on the podium states, “ insulin by calrx. Tour of the state of California.”