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Legislation

Three CPEHN sponsored bills have been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown: AB 505 (Nazarian), AB 2102 (Ting), and SB 912 (Mitchell). Read more about what they do here!

Covered California

On July 31, 2014, Covered California announced the rates for insurance coverage for 2015 ahead of this fall’s Open Enrollment period. While some feared large premium increases, the average increase is just 4.2% over 2014 rates.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Recently, California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) revised language access standards for the written documents that must be translated for Limited English Proficient (LEP) consumers in Medi-Cal managed care plans.

State Budget

On Friday, June 20th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the $156.3 billion FY 2014-15 budget. The budget includes state spending for the Medi-Cal program to accommodate the successful outreach and enrollment efforts that have resulted in over a million new enrollees into the program, a majority from communities of color.