Children’s Health Coverage
Sen. Leland Yee's (D-San Francisco) SB 1459 was amended to create the Cal-Health Program, which would coordinate Healthy Families and Medi-Cal benefits for children. The bill also would expand eligibility for Health Families to children from families with incomes that do not exceed 300% of the federal poverty level if adequate funding is appropriated (Bill text, 3/28). The bill is before the Senate Rules Committee (Bill status, 3/28).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.