Opinion: AB 880 Would Have ‘Devastating’ Effect on Firms
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Community College Foundation President and CEO Rick Fowler argues that a bill (AB 880) that would penalize large employers if they do not pay workers enough to keep them out of Medi-Cal "would have a broad and devastating impact" on many types of organizations. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. He writes, "We, along with 55 organizations representing many thousands of businesses, health care organizations and nonprofits collectively employing millions of Californians, urge" legislators to block the bill "before it damages good organizations and increases unemployment in California."
- "Viewpoints: Should State Close 'Loophole' in Health Care Law? No" (Fowler, Sacramento Bee, 6/6).