Healthcare Bills

Sen. Sheila Kuehl’s universal-health-care bill wasn’t the only significant
health-care bill in the Legislature’s 2005-06 session. Here are some others.
All are on the governor’s desk, except when noted.

SB 438, Migden. Would allow the state dental board to license oral and
maxillofacial surgeons–those who are not licensed by the California Medical
Board–to perform elective facial cosmetic surgery.

AB1840, Horton. This bill, a major piece of legislation that received scant coverage, would force the state to disclose the names of employers who, rather than provide health coverage, have their workers and their workers’ families on Med-Cal or Healthy Families.

AB 774, Chan. Provides consumer protections against abusive hospital billing
and collections procedures, including those that charge uninsured patients
multiple times what insurers pay for the same service.

AB 2911, N

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