Speaker Pérez Calls for More Health Reform Progress
In a Capitol Weekly opinion piece, California Assembly Speaker John PÃ©rez (D-Los Angeles) writes that the state "has been the national leader in implementing" the Affordable Care Act. However, he writes, "[t]here are still some steps that that will need to be taken by the Legislature and governor before additional elements of the [ACA] kick in ... in 2014." PÃ©rez adds, "By addressing those issues in Special Session next year, we can ensure that legislative solutions take effect in a more timely manner, without having to wait until Jan. 1 of the following year."
- "Health Care Reform Will Benefit Individual Californians and Small Businesses" (PÃ©rez, Capitol Weekly, 9/4).