Editorial Mulls Possible Effects of Medical Interpreters Bill
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that "nearly half" of a bill (AB 1263) by Assembly Speaker JohnÂ PÃ©rez (D-Los Angeles) that would "improve and expand medical interpreter services for Medi-Cal patients" deals with setting up a process for interpreters to join a public employee union. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. According to the editorial, "Creating a new unionized work force within the health care field is certain to increase financial pressures" in California's health care system.
- "Editorial: PÃ©rez Bill Could Add to Health Reform Costs" (Sacramento Bee, 4/9).