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Bill To Create Basic Health Program Delayed
California Healthline

The two biggest health care bills this year will have to wait till next year. First it was AB 52, the bill to regulate health insurance rate hikes, that did not make it out of appropriations committee, and will wait till 2012 to be heard again. And now it’s SB 703 by Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), which would establish a Basic Health Program in California. “It’s official now, it is a two-year bill,” according to John Ramey, executive director of Local Health Plans of California.