Late breaking…

At 8:00pm, Senate Health Committee just wrapped up, and the tallies are officially in.

AB8(Nunez/Perata) passed the Senate Health Committee on a party line vote.

Also passing Senate Health Committee:
* AB2(Dymally) to restrict the ability of insurers to deny people because of “pre-existing conditions,” and fund a high-risk pool.
* AB1(Laird) to expand coverage to all children up to 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL).
* AB1113(Brownley) to expand Medi-Cal for working people with disabilities up to 250% FPL.

AB1554(Jones) to provide for rate review and justification failed to get the needed votes, with Democratic Senators Yee and Negrete-McLeod not voting.

We’ll have a full report on the debate later.

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