Opinion: Pass Basic Health Plan During Special Session
In a Capitol Weekly opinion piece, Mitchell Katz -- director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services -- argues that the special legislative session -- which Gov. Brown plans to convene on the Affordable Care Act -- "is an opportunity for California to establish a Basic Health Plan to reduce the number of uninsured without greater risk to the state's general fund." Katz concludes, "Legislators should not complete their special session on health care without sending SB 703 to the Governor's desk."
- "Special Session Should Pass a Basic Health Plan for California" (Katz, Capitol Weekly, 9/5).