The Week Ahead
The three-year contract for United Food and Commercial Workers Union members who work at Albertsons, Vons and Ralphs is set to expire following two extensions. Health insurance premiums remain a sticking point in the negotiations.
The Assembly Health Committee will debate legislation (AB 585) by Assembly member Patty Berg (D-Eureka) to include case management services as a covered benefit under Medi-Cal. The committee also will hear a measure (AB 606) by Assembly member Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) seeking to increase Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for physicians and dental services.
The Senate Health Committee will consider bills (SB 260 and SB 623) by Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Sen. Pat Wiggins (D-Napa), respectively, seeking to amend Medi-Cal reimbursement guidelines.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.