The Week Ahead
Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Los Angeles) and fellow lawmakers are expected to reintroduce legislation for a state-run, single-payer health care system.
The Assembly Health Committee will hold an informational hearing that is expected to focus on a proposed bill for a state-run, single-payer health care system.
The Assembly Public Safety Committee will hear a proposed measure (AB 66) by Assembly member Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton) that would require HIV testing for prison inmates.
The California Program on Access to Care in conjunction with the Office of the Patient Advocate will hold a policy briefing in which researchers will present findings on HMO care, relating to racial and ethnic disparities, chronic diseases, utilization, consumer satisfaction and minority children with special needs.
The state will raise its annual fees for medical marijuana identification cards from $13 to $142. Medi-Cal beneficiaries' fees for the cards will increase from $6.50 to $71 annually. County fees for the cards also must be paid, bringing the cost of the cards to more than $200 per year.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.