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Mixed results for legislation linked to medical care, fraud
California Watch

In the week following Gov. Jerry Brown’s deadline for passing or vetoing hundreds of bills, those affected are examining successes and defeats that touch on cancer care, emergency rooms, prescribing, elder care and compensation to victims of corporate fraud.

Those celebrating include a group of elder advocates who sought more autonomy for the state’s elder care ombudsman.

Another group of patients was disappointed, though, seeing Brown veto a bill that would have lowered the price of pills that fight cancer, bringing them in line with the cost of IV infusion treatments.