Media Statement

Latest Amendments to AB 975 Result in Conflicts with Federal Health Care Reform
by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association

Since its introduction, Assembly Bill (AB) 975 has faced bipartisan opposition.   Today it was scheduled to have been considered in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. That hearing has been cancelled, however, and the bill removed from the committee’s jurisdiction.  It’s clear that AB 975 is now on life support thanks to yet another series of last-minute amendments designed to save it from scrutiny and tough questions.