Category: Legislative Updates


Bill Introduction Deadline Quickly Approaching

Only one week remains for the Legislature to introduce bills for consideration this Legislative year as Friday, February 16 marks the bill introduction deadline. The CHEAC Legislative Committee will be reviewing new bills on February 23 and March 9, and CHEAC will provide an updated bill chart identifying active bills following those meetings. In the…

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Many Two-Year Bills Meet Their Fate in Legislature

This Wednesday marked the deadline for the Legislature to advance bills introduced in 2017 out of their house of origin to keep them in play. Early this week, the Senate and Assembly moved a number of of two-year measures to the next house while leaving many more behind, rendering them dead bills. The Legislature continues…

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Assembly Select Committee on Universal Coverage Holds Third Hearing

On Wednesday, the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage convened an informational hearing on achieving better access and greater value in California. The hearing featured a range of speakers exploring Medi-Cal enrollees’ access to care and physicians, stark differences in provider payments, costs of healthcare, and coverage in California. One…

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Legislature Back in Business, Two-Year Bills Face Deadlines

This week, the Legislature convened an informational hearing focused on justice for victims of sexual harassment. The hearing, convened jointly by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Select Committee on Women, Work, and Families and co-sponsored by the Legislative Women’s Caucus, explored current sexual harassment laws in our state and included compelling testimony from a victim…

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California Legislature Returns to Sacramento

The California Legislature returned to Sacramento on Wednesday, January 3 for the second year of the 2017-18 Legislative Session. Fire response, housing, sexual harassment and defending California against recent federal actions are quickly emerging as key issues for 2018. Key issues In addition to the introduction of bills aimed at strengthening emergency notification systems, Insurance…

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Assembly Select Committee Holds First Hearings on Universal Coverage

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage held two informational hearings this week to examine current health care systems in California and other countries. The hearings featured detailed presentations about public programs, the individual market, employer-based coverage, safety net programs, and universal systems being utilized in countries throughout the world….

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