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Large companies dodge Medi-Cal proposal
Sacramento Business Journal

Business leaders no doubt breathed a sigh of relief when the California Legislature rejected a bill late last week that would have forced large companies to subsidize Medi-Cal insurance for employees that work more than 12 hours per week. Assembly Bill 880, introduced earlier this year by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, a Los Angeles Democrat, needed to pass by a two-thirds majority but fell eight votes short.

Gomez saved the bill by asking the Legislature to reconsider AB 880 in the future, which technically means lawmakers could schedule another vote, but it’s unlikely to get another shot unless major amendments are made.