Assembly Health met today and voted on a number of measures, including AB2110 (De La Torre), a bill sponsored by Health Access California and supported by a number of consumer groups, to say that individuals who buy their own insurance should have a grace period of 50 days in which to pay their premiums. People who are a little late with their payments shouldn’t find themselves uninsured and, often, uninsurable. As Assemblymember Hector De La Torre said in presenting the measure, in these tough economic times, people need a little more time to pay their bills. The measure passed 11-4 on a party line vote.
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