On Tuesday the Assembly Health Committee approved SB222 (Alquist), which would give local health plans and initiatives explicit authority to enter in to joint ventures and in short, allow them to create public health insurance options.
Wednesday the Senate Health Committee approved 2 health consumer bills:
* AB151 (Monning) would protect seniors enrolled in Medi-Care when they transition to Medi-Gap policies.
* AB1066 (Perez) makes technical changes to existing law related to implementing the state’s Medicaid Waiver, the Bridge to Reform, which brings in federal dollars to the state health system and prepares California for health reform.
More of our bills that impact consumers will be heard in the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned here for more updates.
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