Lawmakers Unveil Major Legislative Push On Health Care Aimed At Increasing Coverage, Reducing Costs
Lawmakers late Friday released 14 bills they're expected to promote as a package this year, because Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has shelved protential single-payer legislation.
CA Assembly Pitches Alternative To Single-Payer Health Care
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon is refusing to advance this year a controversial single-payer health care bill that would dramatically reshape the state's health care financing and delivery system. Instead, he's orchestrating an alternative, narrower approach that seeks to achieve universal coverage and make Obamacare more affordable. (Hart and Luna, 3/26)
California Lawmakers Are Working On Bills To Lower Health Costs And Expand Access
Much of the legislation is based on recommendations in a report by three independent consultants to the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. The consultants based their analysis on 30 hours of testimony given to the committee between October and February. (Faust and Glickman, 3/23)