By Garrett Hall
On Monday, August 12, the California legislature reconvened after a summer recess for the final stretch of the first year of the 2019-20 legislative session. The budget, passed on June 27, 2019, included many provisions originally introduced as legislation in January, including a minimum health coverage requirement and penalty (individual mandate) and Medi-Cal expansion for young undocumented adults ages 19-25. Pending Bills remain focused on further coverage expansions, managed care, behavioral health, health care workforce and other health issues.
This ITUP Legislative Update highlights the remaining deadlines in the legislative session that ends September 13 and the bills still moving through the process.