SACRAMENTO -- As an Assembly panel holds its first hearing on a proposal to authorize massive expansion of the state’s public insurance program for the poor, it has a few changes to consider from Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.
Sixty-three pages worth, to be exact.
The administration submitted a laundry list of proposed changes to Speaker John A. Perez’s bill to expand eligibility for Medi-Cal, the state’s public insurance program for the poor. Among them is language that stipulates the state will only expand its coverage if the federal government makes good on its promise to pick up most of the costs.