Brown Signs Health Care Package In Move Advocates Tout As Milestone On Path Toward Universal Coverage
The legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown includes: a ban on short-term "junk insurance," a proposal to create a council to study the feasibility of a "public option," and a measure blocking any attempts to add work requirements to the state's Medicaid program.
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Health Care Package Gets Gov. Brown’s Signature, ‘Public Option’ Still In The Cards
Gov. Jerry Brown signed five bills this weekend that seek to make health care more accessible to low and middle income Californians. The package came from lawmakers and advocates who want to see all Californians insured. (Caiola, 9/24)