AB 3148: Health Care Affordability Assistance: Cost Sharing (2017 - 2018)
Current state law establishes the California Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Covered California, within state government. Current law specifies the powers and duties of the board governing Covered California, and requires the board to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers. Current law establishes the California Health Trust Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in the fund for these purposes. This billl would require the board to offer additional cost sharing financial assistance to those who are otherwise eligible for premium tax credits and who have incomes determined to be below 400% of the federal poverty level, as specified. By requiring the board to offer this additional assistance, this bill would make an appropriation.