SB 703, Basic Health Plan
SB 703 would extend affordable, quality healthcare coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians at no additional cost to state taxpayers. This bill establishes a Basic Health Program (BHP) in California for individuals with incomes between 133% and 200% of Federal Poverty Level that allows those individuals to receive comprehensive health care coverage (at a cost of approximately $20 per month) from the BHP rather than through the Health Benefit Exchange. BHP enrollees would receive cheaper premiums, lower cost-sharing, a higher medical loss ratio, and more benefits than people would have received in the Exchange and it would be financed using 100% federal dollars.
SB 951, Essential Health Benefits coverage
SB 951 guarantees all health coverage products sold in California are “quality products” that offer consumers robust coverage by setting a floor, which products for sale in California must meet. Specifically, this bill requires health plans and health insurers providing coverage to individuals and small employers, both inside and outside of the Exchange, to ensure coverage of “essential health benefits,” (EHB) as defined by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. This will put an end to the sale of “junk insurance” that is marketed as coverage but generally offer consumers little to no value.
SB 961, Health Care Service Plans
SB 961 reforms California's individual health insurance market to include ACA requirements and improve access to health insurance for Californians. Specifically, SB 961 will reform our individual market by eliminating the use of preexisting condition exclusions, establishing modified community rating which means the factors that can be used to establish premium rates are limited to age, geography and family size, requiring the guarantee issue of health insurance, and ending the ability of health plans and insurers to condition health insurance on health status, medical condition, claims experience, genetic information or other factors as determined by the regulators.
- SB 135 - Hospice facilities.
- SB 185 - Public postsecondary education.
- SB 270 - State employees: compensation.
- SB 289 - Medi-Cal: inpatient hospital reimbursement
- SB 335 - Medi-Cal: hospitals: quality assurance fee.
- SB 359 - Food facilities: hand washing.
- SB 393 - Medical homes.
- SB 398 - Retirement: placement agents.
- SB 408 - Health facilities: licensure.
- SB 420 - Synthetic cannabinoid compounds.
- SB 485 - Health facilities: emergency units.
- SB 504 - Bonds.
- SB 532 - Pupil instruction: high school curriculum
- SB 573 - Peace officers.
- SB 625 - Nursery stock.
- SB 635 - Health care: workforce training.
- SB 659 - San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority
- SB 677 - Medi-Cal: eligibility.
- SB 690 - Health care coverage: discrimination.
- SB 703 - Health care coverage: Basic Health Program.
- SB 728 - Health care coverage.
- SB 745 - Pupils: school attendance: school districts
- SB 750 - Vehicles: key information access.
- SB 768 - Alcoholic beverages: licensees: electronic data
- SB 866 - Health care coverage: prescription drugs.
- SB 920 - Optometry.
- SB 951 - Health care coverage: essential health benefits
- SB 961 - Individual health care coverage.
- SB 1196 - Claims data disclosure.
- SB 1246 - Health facilities: staffing.
- SB 1257 - Utility user tax: exemption: public transit
- SB 1285 - Hospital billing: emergency services and care
- SB 1301 - Prescription drugs: 90-day supply.
- SB 1353 - Peace officer records.
- SB 1383 - Local government: sales of property.
- SB 1410 - Independent medical review.
- SB 1423 - Public school accountability: statewide system
- SB 1487 - Medi-Cal: eligibility: former foster youths.
- SB 1524 - Nursing.
- SB 1544 - Income taxes: disaster losses: County of Los Angeles
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