Key bills move to the next step…

Assembly Appropriations Committee, chaired by Assemblyman Mark Leno, is meeting as we speak. Here’s some of the bill that are being passed, and are heading to their second floor vote:

* SB840(Kuehl), to establish a single-payer universal health care system, and set up a commission to work out the financing, was passed, with amendments to adjust timing issues.

Other bills passed include:
* SB973(Simitian) to facilitate county-based public health insurers to work together;
* SB981(Perata) to prevent balance billing;
* SB1198(Kuehl) to require insurers to offer coverage of durable medical equipment;
* SB1440(Kuehl) to require a minimum level of premium dollars to go to patient care;
* SB1522(Steinberg) to provide standards for individual insurance products;

More information to come…

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