The special session will have its first hearing next week, by the Assembly Health Committee, chaired by Mervyn Dymally.
It’s the first legislative consideration of the 220-page bill language of the Governor’s proposal, since he proposed it just two weeks ago. There won’t be a vote on the measure (the Governor’s language doesn’t have a legislative author); so it will be an informational hearing.
Health and consumer advocates should be clear about their issues with the Governor’s plans, if we are going to get to a place where health reform that helps consumers can happen.
It’s a Halloween hearing, October 31st. I’ll refrain from cheap puns.