While the Capitol is closed today in recognition of Cesar Chavez, the action starts up again tomorrow, in full forse. Some upcoming hearings of note here in Sacramento:
* Assembly Health Committee will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1st–yes, April Fool’s Day. What’s not a joke is the drug companies’ opposition to AB2821 (Feuer), to limit the “gifts” given by drug companies to doctors. And a spirited discussion on AB1945 (De La Torre), on rescissions. Should be an interesting hearing.
* Next Monday, April 7th, the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services will hold a hearing at 10:30 am on some of the proposed cuts to Medi-Cal, like Quarterly Status Reports.
* An important reform of the individual insurance market, AB1522(Steinberg), sponsored by Health Access California, is up in Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 9th. The committee starts at 1:30pm. There are other bills of note as well on the docket.