CA Health Advocates Praise Nomination of Rob Bonta as State Attorney General

Today Governor Gavin Newsom nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta to be California's next Attorney General, replacing Xavier Becerra who was just confirmed as United States secretary of Health and Human Services last week. Here is a statement on the nomination from Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition:
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

CONTACT:
Rachel Linn Gish, Director of Communications, Health Access California, rlinngish@health-access.org, 916-532-2128 (cell)

CA HEALTH ADVOCATES PRAISE NOMINATION OF ROB BONTA AS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Governor Gavin Newsom nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta to be California’s next Attorney General, replacing Xavier Becerra who was just confirmed as United States secretary of Health and Human Services last week. Here is a statement on the nomination from Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition:

“We are proud to have a health care champion like Rob Bonta as our state’s next Attorney General. As an Assemblymember and former chair of the Assembly Health Committee, Bonta worked to win key consumer protections like banning surprise medical bills, as well as advocated for crucial health care expansions in Medi-Cal, regardless of immigration status. Like his predecessors at the Department of Justice, he worked to defend the Affordable Care Act against attacks, and to take bold steps to build on it, and can continue the fight for California patients’ rights as Attorney General. We look forward to continuing to partner with him to take on the health care industry and confront issues like skyrocketing health care costs, prescription drug prices and hospital consolidation, towards the goal of ensuring greater health equity, quality, and access for all Californians.”

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