Assembly member Patty Berg's (D-Eureka) AB 2842 has been amended to bar companies selling health coverage to use so-called "cold lead" advertising techniques when marketing Medicare products (Bill text, 4/15). The Assembly Appropriations Committee is reviewing the bill (Bill text, 4/15).
SB 1525 by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) was amended to require health plans to report the reimbursement rates for health services that triggered delays, denials or modifications to health services or payments. The reports would be made upon request to state regulators, health care providers or members (Bill text, 4/10). The Senate Health Committee is reviewing this bill (Bill text, 4/10).