Health Insurance and Uninsured
Sen. Leland Yee's (D-San Francisco) SB 1459 aims to create the Cal-Health Program, which would coordinate Medi-Cal and Healthy Families benefits under a single umbrella organization. The bill was amended to transfer responsibility for determining eligibility for Healthy Families benefits from the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board to county welfare departments by July 2009 (Bill text, 5/13). The bill has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee (Bill status, 5/13).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.