Bill To Require Calif. Lawmakers To Use State Insurance Exchange Fails To Pass Assembly Committee
On Friday, the Assembly Rules Committee rejected in a party-line vote a bill (AB 1246), introduced by Assembly member Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert), that would have required state lawmakers who wanted to receive health benefits through the Legislature to enroll in plans through Covered California. Seven Democrats voted against the plan, while four Republicans supported it. When Nestande introduced the measure in October 2013, he said it was aimed at making lawmakers more responsive to concerns about the state's health insurance exchange.
- "Bill Requiring Lawmakers To Use State Insurance Exchange Fizzles" (Mason, Los Angeles Times, 1/17).