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SB 840 - California Universal Healthcare Agency - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: California Universal Healthcare Agency

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-14) - (Key vote)

Title: California Universal Healthcare Agency

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that establishes the California Healthcare System to provide single-payer, universal health insurance for all California residents based on physical presence in the state with intent to reside.

Highlights:
- Provides benefits that include, but are not limited to [sec. 1 (140501)]:
    - Inpatient and outpatient health facility services; - Inpatient and outpatient professional health care services; - Language interpretation and translation for health care services; - Rehabilitative care; - Home health care; - Prescription drugs listed on the formulary; - Mental and behavioral health care; - Dental care; - Chiropractic care; - Vision care; and - Substance abuse treatment.
- Prohibits coverage of surgery, dermatology, orthodontia, prescription drugs, or other services affiliated with cosmetic care unless such services are necessary to restore a congenital defect, correct a part of the body that has been altered, or if a licensed health care provider deems it medically necessary [sec. 1 (140503)]. - Allows eligible individuals to choose their own primary care provider, including family practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, physician assistants, and internists. Women are also permitted to choose an OBGYN, in addition to a primary care provider [sec. 1 (140600) (f) (1)]. - Allows households with an income that is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal [sec. 1 (140500.01)]. - Authorizes the commissioner to impose a deductible payment and copayment of $250 per individual and $500 per family each year, beginning in the third year that the Healthcare System is in effect [sec. 1 (140504) (b)]. - Establishes the California Healthcare Premium Commission, composed of 21 members, including elected and appointed state officials, health economists, and representatives of business, labor and non-profit and taxation policy organizations. The commission will assess the costs of the Healthcare System, and submit to the Governor and Legislature a premium structure by January 1, 2011 [sec. 1 (140230-140235)]. - Provides that if there is an influx of people into the state as a result of this Healthcare System, the commissioner will determine a standard to establish an eligibility waiting period [sec. 1 (140406) (e)]. - Authorizes the commissioner to determine standards for temporary out-of-state residents [sec. 1 (140400-140402)].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (44-32) - (Key vote)

Title: California Universal Healthcare Agency

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the California Healthcare System to provide single-payer, universal health insurance to all California residents based on physical presence in the state with intent to reside.

Highlights:
- Provides benefits that include, but are not limited to [sec. 1 (140501)]:
    - Inpatient and outpatient health facility services; - Inpatient and outpatient professional health care services; - Language interpretation and translation for health care services; - Rehabilitative care; - Home health care; - Prescription drugs listed on the formulary; - Mental and behavioral health care; - Dental care; - Chiropractic care; - Vision care; and - Substance abuse treatment.
- Prohibits coverage of surgery, dermatology, orthodontia, prescription drugs, or other services affiliated with cosmetic care unless such services are necessary to restore a congenital defect, correct a part of the body that has been altered, or if a licensed health care provider deems it medically necessary [sec. 1 (140503)]. - Allows eligible individuals to choose their own primary care provider, including family practitioners, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, physician assistants, and internists. Women are also permitted to choose an OBGYN, in addition to a primary care provider [sec. 1 (140600) (f) (1)]. - Allows households with an income that is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible for no-cost Medi-Cal [sec. 1 (140500.01)]. - Authorizes the commissioner to impose a deductible payment and copayment of $250 per individual and $500 per family each year, beginning in the third year that the Healthcare System is in effect [sec. 1 (140504) (b)]. - Establishes the California Healthcare Premium Commission, composed of 21 members, including elected and appointed state officials, health economists, and representatives of business, labor and non-profit and taxation policy organizations. The commission will assess the costs of the Healthcare System, and submit to the Governor and Legislature a premium structure by January 1, 2011 [sec. 1 (140230-140235)]. - Provides that if there is an influx of people into the state as a result of this Healthcare System, the commissioner will determine a standard to establish an eligibility waiting period [sec. 1 (140406) (e)]. - Authorizes the commissioner to determine standards for temporary out-of-state residents [sec. 1 (140400-140402)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-15) - (Key vote)

Title: California Universal Healthcare Agency

Highlights:
-Creates the California Universal Health Care Agency with a commissioner to be appointed by the governor and subject to the approval of the senate (Sec. 1). -Grants the commissioner and the Agency the power and responsibility to exert influence over the price of medicine and encourage medical research (Sec. 1). -Creates an Office of Patient Advocacy within the California Universal Health Care Agency to represent the interests of patients (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Single-Payer Health Care Coverage

Sponsors

  • Sheila James Kuehl (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard Alarcón (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elaine Kontominas Alquist (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Bass (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patty Berg (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia Brownley (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anna M. Caballero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert A. 'Gil' Cedillo (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Coto (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Davis (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin de Leon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark DeSaulnier (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mervyn M. Dymally (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Eng (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Noreen Evans (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Feuer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean R. Florez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren Furutani (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Loni Hancock (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Hayashi (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared William Huffman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Jones (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Betty Karnette (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Krekorian (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John S. Laird (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Leno (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lloyd E. Levine (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sally J. Lieber (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted W. Lieu (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan S. Lowenthal (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fiona Ma (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carole V. Migden (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eugene R. 'Gene' Mullin (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pedro Nava (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fabian Núñez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jenny Oropeza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Perata (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gloria Romero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ira Ruskin (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jose Solorio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandré R. Swanson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alberto Torrico (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia A. 'Pat' Wiggins (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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