Children’s Health Coverage
AB 1 by Assembly member John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) would expand eligibility for Healthy Families to include children from households with incomes that do not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level and also would expand eligibility for Medi-Cal. The measure was amended to require the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board and the Department of Health Care Services to ensure that children are enrolled in a bridge program while their applications are reviewed (Bill text, 6/1). The bill is before the Assembly (Bill status, 6/4).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.