Last week, both of the CHA-supported health equity bills on the Senate Appropriations suspense file — Assembly Bill (AB) 1057 and AB 1202 — moved off of the suspense file and onto the floor for a full Senate vote.
AB 1057 would establish the California Home Visiting Program. This program would provide funds for local health departments to support pregnant people and parents with young children who live in communities that face greater risks and barriers to achieving positive maternal and child health outcomes.
AB 1202 would require the State Department of Health Care Services to analyze the adequacy of Medi-Cal managed care plans’ network for pediatric primary care, including compliance with time and distance standards.
Bills must be voted off the floor and on their way to the Governor by Sept. 14. CHA will continue to advocate for both of these bills that advance health equity.