HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION: Lawmakers Revive Vetoed Bills
In hopes that Gov.-elect Gray Davis will be more accommodating, state lawmakers yesterday reintroduced several health care bills vetoed earlier this year by outgoing Gov. Pete Wilson. State Assemblyman Robert Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) resurrected a bill requiring health plans to cover prescription contraceptives. A second bill that would require medical decisions to be made by physicians, not HMO administrators, was also introduced. The AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports that lawmakers also brought back a bill requiring health insurers to sell coverage for domestic partners of small business employees (Lawrence, 12/8). Click here for California Healthline's wrap-up of the last legislative session.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.