Government Payers

Pending
AB 4 (Arambula, D-Fresno)
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In Senate Appropriations Committee

AB 4 would require Covered California to administer a program to allow persons not otherwise able to obtain coverage because of immigration status to enroll in health insurance coverage similar to other Californians, to the extent feasible under federal law and regulation.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben Johnson

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7620
Pending
AB 1783 (Essayli, R-Corona)
Oppose
Introduced on Jan. 3. Pending an Assembly policy committee referral.

AB 1783 states the Legislature’s intent to remove all taxpayer funding for health care for undocumented individuals.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben Johnson

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7620
Pending
AB 2200 (Kalra, D-San Jose)
Oppose Through Coalition
April 23 hearing in the Assembly Health Committee

AB 2200 would create the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Program (CalCare) to establish comprehensive, universal single-payer health care coverage. The bill would establish a board that would obtain all necessary waivers, approvals, and agreements allowing existing federal health care payments to be paid to CalCare, which would then assume responsibility for benefits and services previously paid with those funds.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben Johnson

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7620
Pending
AB 2342 (Lowenthal, D-Long Beach)
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Pending a hearing in the Assembly Health Committee

AB 2342 would provide an annual supplemental payment for Medi-Cal services to each critical access hospital that is located on an island more than 10 miles off California’s coast (i.e., Catalina Island).

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Robert Ducay

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7643
Pending
AB 2956 (Boerner, D-Solana Beach)
Support
Passed the Assembly Health Committee on April 16. To be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 2956 seeks to make it easier for individuals to maintain their Medi-Cal coverage by modifying the Medi-Cal eligibility redetermination process, subject to federal approval. Specifically, the bill would extend provisions related to continuous eligibility for adults and increase county flexibility related to income verification.  

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Robert Ducay

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7643
Pending
SB 1213 (Atkins, D-San Diego)
Support
Placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file on April 15

SB 1213 would expand eligibility for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program to Californians with family incomes of up to 300% of the federal poverty level.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Ben Johnson

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7620
Pending
SB 1423 (Dahle, R-Bieber)
Sponsor
April 24 hearing in the Senate Health Committee

SB 1423 would require Medi-Cal to reimburse outpatient, inpatient, and skilled-nursing services provided by critical access hospitals at rates equal to the hospitals’ costs. This bill also includes a parallel budget request to fund the proposed reimbursement model.

Mark Farouk

Job title:
VP State Advocacy
Phone number:
916-552-7673

Peggy Wheeler

Job title:
VP Policy
Phone number:
916-552-7689