Brown Vetoes Bill To Increase Insurer Penalties Over Inadequate Mental Health Coverage
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill (SB 1046) that would have increased penalties for insurers that do not provide adequate coverage for mental health care. In his veto message, Brown said that the amount of penalty authority given to the commissioner of the California Department of Insurance is currently in litigation and that it would be premature to expand such power until the issue is resolved.
- "Governor Vetoes Bill Boosting Mental-Health Parity Enforcement" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 8/20).