Schwarzenegger signed the following bills related to Healthy Families, California's health insurance program for children in low- and moderate-income families:
SB 437, by Sen. Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk), which is intended to streamline enrollment in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families by piloting an enrollment procedure for the programs and creating a procedure for enrolling beneficiaries of the Women, Infants and Children program in Medi-Cal and Healthy Families (Bill text, 9/19).
AB 1851, by Assembly member Joe Coto (D-San Jose), which will permit health, dental and vision plans to continue providing help with Healthy Families applications. Applicants referred to the plans by a government agency, school or school district are eligible for the assistance (Bill text, 9/19).
AB 1948, by Assembly member Cindy Montañez (D-Mission Hills), which will allow families to pre-enroll children in temporary Medi-Cal or Healthy Families and apply for standard Medi-Cal or Healthy Families coverage (Bill text, 9/19).