Pérez Stumps for Bill To Boost Access to Medical Interpreters
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Assembly Speaker John PÃ©rez (D-Los Angeles) stumps for a bill (AB 1263) would "develop a more comprehensive language assistance program by seeking additional federal funding for medical interpreter services through the Medi-Cal program." He argues, "Having more trained and professional interpreters through the Medi-Cal system will save lives of Californians with limited English proficiency" and will reduce "costs to the state." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program.
- "Another View: Patient Safety Must Not Get Lost in Translation" (PÃ©rez, Sacramento Bee, 4/13).