LA Times: Bill requiring lawmakers to use state insurance exchange fizzles

By Melanie Mason SACRAMENTO — A measure that would have required lawmakers to use the state’s insurance exchange to get their healthcare benefits failed in an Assembly committee Friday. Assemblyman Brian Nestande (R-Palm Desert) introduced the bill last October, coinciding with the launch of Covered California, the insurance marketplace created under President Obama‘s landmark healthcare overhaul. Nestande proposed that lawmakers … Continue reading

California Healthline: Lawmakers Shooting for 100 Bills a Day

By David Gorn   The Senate last week passed a bill to require coverage of fertility therapy for younger cancer patients, one of several health-related bills sent to the governor. Friday’s floor votes were just a preamble to the work in the Legislature coming up this week, according to Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). The Senate President … Continue reading

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