Sen. Dave Cox just complained that ABx1 1 did not meet Knox Keene requirements because it did not include brand name prescription drug coverage.
First of all — Knox Keene, the state’s mandated guarantee of “basic health care” — does not provide any prescription drugs. Just doctors, hospitals, diagnostic and preventive health.
BUT — we’d LOOOOVVVVVEEE to see prescription drugs guaranteed in that.
Do I hear a “mandated benefit” coming from Sen. Cox — demanding brand-name prescription drug coverage in California? This is only really funny because Sen. Cox and his Republican compatriots have repeatedly attempted to UNDO mandated benefits and kvetched ad nauseum about the state’s “mandates” that require health plans to cover childhood immunizations and cancer screening.