Lawmakers Return To Sacramento Facing Pressure On Health Policy Uncertainty
Meanwhile, news outlets also examine California laws that are now taking effect.
Trump Presidency Puts California Legislature In Defense Mode
As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. (Cooper, 1/2)
Orange County Register:
New State Laws Could Help Some Workers Catch A Few Breaks
Historically, nannies, home health care aides and other domestic workers were ineligible for overtime. But a 2013 law temporarily granted them standard workplace rights. It was set to expire in 2017. Now a new law, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, makes the right to overtime permanent. (Roosevelt, 1/1)
Will California’s New 'Right To Try' Law Empower Or Exploit Patients?
Proponents of the “Right to Try” movement had contended that doctors could be hesitant to help such patients because of the risk of using drugs or devices that haven’t passed FDA tests for safety and effectiveness. The new law makes it clear that California doctors can proceed without fear of censure from the state’s medical board. (Feibel, 1/2)