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Healthcare Coalition Backs Legislative Package for 2021


Members of the #Health4AllCA coalition announced their 2021 slate of legislative proposals on Tuesday. (Health Access CA) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The “Care for All California” coalition, made up of some 60 nonprofit advocacy groups, is pressing for passage of a package of 10 proposals designed to give more people access to health care and make the system more equitable for Californians of all races.

The best-known is Assembly Bill 4 , which would extend Medi-Cal to all income-eligible Californians, regardless of immigration status, and Senate Bill 56 , which would cover undocumented seniors.

Anthony Wright, executive director of the nonprofit Health Access California , said the bills would get a lot more people covered.

“California could again cut the rate of the uninsured in half, to get under 5% and near universal coverage,” he said. “California can continue to lead on coverage, on holding the health industry accountable for reducing disparities, and on quality and cost.”

Another bill in the package, Senate Bill 644 , would allow the state insurance exchange, known as Covered California, to send an email about health plans and subsidies to anyone who applies for unemployment. Senate Bill 65 would cover doula and midwife services under Medi-Cal in an […]

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