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Also in the news: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is focused on issues of protecting Roe v. Wade as the Senate readies to consider the Trump administration’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And the Food and Drug Administration OKs two new forms of birth control.
The bill would ban the sale of short-term health insurance plans, which offer consumers lower premiums in exchange for skimpier benefits that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage requirements. The move follows the Trump administration’s rule allowing such plans nationally. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), heads next to Gov. Jerry Brown (D).
Estimates suggest that thousands of the DNA evidence kits remain untested across California.