AB 1602 - An Act to Amend Sections 15438 and 15439 Of, and to Add Sections 100501, 100502, 100503, 100504, 100505, 100506, 100507, 100508, 100520, and 100521 To, the Government Code, to Add Section 1366.6 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10112.3 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

California Health Benefit Exchange. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides various programs to provide health care coverage to persons with limited financial resources, including the Medi-Cal program and the Healthy Families Program. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law also provides for the… More
Existing law provides various programs to provide health care coverage to persons with limited financial resources, including the Medi-Cal program and the Healthy Families Program. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance.

Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), requires each state to, by January 1, 2014, establish an American Health Benefit Exchange that facilitates the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers, as specified, and meets certain other requirements.

This bill would enact the California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and would, contingent on the enactment of SB 900, which would create the California Health Benefit Exchange (the Exchange), specify the powers and duties of the board governing the Exchange relative to determining eligibility for enrollment in the Exchange and arranging for coverage under qualified health plans, and would require the board to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans through the Exchange by qualified individuals and qualified small employers by January 1, 2014. The bill would create the California Health Trust Fund as a continuously appropriated fund and would make the implementation of these provisions contingent on a determination by the board that sufficient financial resources exist or will exist in the fund, as specified. The bill would enact other related provisions.

The bill would impose various requirements on participating plans and insurers and, commencing January 1, 2014, on nonparticipating plans and insurers, as specified. Because a willful violation of these requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Under existing law, the California Health Facilities Financing Authority Act, the California Health Facilities Authority is empowered to make loans under certain conditions from the continuously appropriated California Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund to nonprofit corporations or associations for financing or refinancing the acquisition, construction, or remodeling of health facilities.

This bill would authorize the authority to provide a working capital loan of up to $5 million to assist in the establishment and operation of the California Health Benefit Exchange. The bill would require that loans awarded under the bill be made from the California Health Facilities Authority Fund and would require repayment of the loan by a specified date. Because the bill would expand the purposes for which a continuously appropriated fund may be used, it would make an appropriation.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 24, 2010.

voted YES: 21 voted NO: 13
5 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 15438 and 15439 Of, and to Add Sections 100501, 100502, 100503, 100504, 100505, 100506, 100507, 100508, 100520, and 100521 To, the Government Code, to Add Section 1366.6 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10112.3 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

AB 1602 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides various programs to provide health care coverage to persons with limited financial resources, including the Medi-Cal program and the Healthy Families Program. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance.

Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), requires each state to, by January 1, 2014, establish an American Health Benefit Exchange that facilitates the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers, as specified, and meets certain other requirements.

This bill would enact the California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and would, contingent on the enactment of SB 900, which would create the California Health Benefit Exchange (the Exchange), specify the powers and duties of the board governing the Exchange relative to determining eligibility for enrollment in the Exchange and arranging for coverage under qualified… More
Existing law provides various programs to provide health care coverage to persons with limited financial resources, including the Medi-Cal program and the Healthy Families Program. Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care and makes a willful violation of its provisions a crime. Existing law also provides for the regulation of health insurers by the Department of Insurance.

Existing law, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), requires each state to, by January 1, 2014, establish an American Health Benefit Exchange that facilitates the purchase of qualified health plans by qualified individuals and qualified small employers, as specified, and meets certain other requirements.

This bill would enact the California Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and would, contingent on the enactment of SB 900, which would create the California Health Benefit Exchange (the Exchange), specify the powers and duties of the board governing the Exchange relative to determining eligibility for enrollment in the Exchange and arranging for coverage under qualified health plans, and would require the board to facilitate the purchase of qualified health plans through the Exchange by qualified individuals and qualified small employers by January 1, 2014. The bill would create the California Health Trust Fund as a continuously appropriated fund and would make the implementation of these provisions contingent on a determination by the board that sufficient financial resources exist or will exist in the fund, as specified. The bill would enact other related provisions.

The bill would impose various requirements on participating plans and insurers and, commencing January 1, 2014, on nonparticipating plans and insurers, as specified. Because a willful violation of these requirements by a health care service plan would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Under existing law, the California Health Facilities Financing Authority Act, the California Health Facilities Authority is empowered to make loans under certain conditions from the continuously appropriated California Health Facilities Financing Authority Fund to nonprofit corporations or associations for financing or refinancing the acquisition, construction, or remodeling of health facilities.

This bill would authorize the authority to provide a working capital loan of up to $5 million to assist in the establishment and operation of the California Health Benefit Exchange. The bill would require that loans awarded under the bill be made from the California Health Facilities Authority Fund and would require repayment of the loan by a specified date. Because the bill would expand the purposes for which a continuously appropriated fund may be used, it would make an appropriation.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 15438 and 15439 Of, and to Add Sections 100501, 100502, 100503, 100504, 100505, 100506, 100507, 100508, 100520, and 100521 To, the Government Code, to Add Section 1366.6 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10112.3 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.
Author(s)
John Perez
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • California Health Benefit Exchange
Major Actions
Introduced1/05/2010
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Health4/20/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2010
Passed Assembly6/01/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Health6/30/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/02/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
Passed Senate8/24/2010
Passed Assembly8/25/2010
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/27/2010
Became law (chaptered).9/30/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on HealthDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/20/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Health
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 1602 PEREZ, J. Assembly Third Reading6/01/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
49 voted YES 26 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on HealthDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/30/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Health
6 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/02/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
10 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB1602 John A. Perez By Alquist8/24/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 13 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 1602 PEREZ, J. Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/25/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
51 voted YES 27 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/05/2010
1/05/2010Read first time. To print.
1/06/2010From printer. May be heard in committee February 5.
1/14/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
4/08/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
4/12/2010Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
4/15/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. Read second time and amended.
4/19/2010Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
select this voteVote4/20/2010Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/21/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (April 20).
5/10/2010Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 5069.)
5/12/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote5/28/2010Do pass.
5/28/2010Read second time. To third reading. From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28).
6/01/2010Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 26. Page 5396.)
6/01/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/01/2010AB 1602 PEREZ, J. Assembly Third Reading
6/10/2010Referred to Com. on HEALTH.
6/24/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
select this voteVote6/30/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
7/01/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.) (June 30).
8/02/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR suspense file. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote8/02/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass as amended.
8/16/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (August 12).
8/17/2010Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
8/20/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
8/23/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/24/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 21. Noes 13. Page 4841.)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/24/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB1602 John A. Perez By Alquist
8/25/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77. Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Page 6668.) Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 51. Noes 27. Page 6668.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/25/2010AB 1602 PEREZ, J. Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/27/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 4:20 p.m.
9/30/2010Approved by the Governor.
9/30/2010Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 655, Statutes of 2010.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

32% more
$0
$942,015
$69,475
$1,011,490
$765,163
$765,163

opposed this bill

8 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
An Act to Amend Sections 15438 and 15439 Of, and to Add Sections 100501, 100502, 100503, 100504, 100505, 100506, 100507, 100508, 100520, and 100521 To, the Government Code, to Add Section 1366.6 to the Health and Safety Code, and to Add Section 10112.3 to the Insurance Code, Relating to Health Care Coverage, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB1602 John A. Perez By Alquist

8 organizations supported this bill

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
California Chiropractic Association
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
California Welfare Director's Association
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
Children Now
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
Health Access
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
Service Employees International Union
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
United Way of America
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .
Western Center on Law and Poverty
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .

1 organization opposed this bill

Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies
(2010, August 23). Bill Analysis 08/23/2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from .

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$2,000$27,900No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$34,350$15,030Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$12,300$18,050No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,800$39,600Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$30,400$7,500Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$6,850$33,000No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$36,750$2,500Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$38,400$47,100Not Voting
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$64,340$5,500Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$1,000$13,500No
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$9,710$30,050No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$11,400$16,500No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$2,500Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$59,950$0Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$13,500$52,250Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$1,000$7,000No
Bob HuffRCA-29$3,600$36,975No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$43,500$2,500Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$64,950$1,100Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$27,850$1,300Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$36,950$6,700Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$24,321$48,815Yes
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$16,000$0Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$39,750$36,793Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$38,900$5,350Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$42,414$16,100Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$11,100$1,000Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$11,520$34,500No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$45,100$13,800Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$75,050$28,300Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$15,100$66,250No
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$5,600$48,450No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$21,250$4,000Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$60,775$3,500Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$29,300$23,750Not Voting
Mark WylandRCA-38$210$27,700No
Leland YeeDCA-8$58,500$40,300Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$2,000$27,900No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$34,350$15,030Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Sam BlakesleeRCA-15$12,300$18,050No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$17,800$39,600Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$30,400$7,500Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$6,850$33,000No
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$36,750$2,500Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$38,400$47,100Not Voting
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$64,340$5,500Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$1,000$13,500No
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$9,710$30,050No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$11,400$16,500No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$2,500Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$59,950$0Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$13,500$52,250Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$1,000$7,000No
Bob HuffRCA-29$3,600$36,975No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$43,500$2,500Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$64,950$1,100Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$27,850$1,300Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$36,950$6,700Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$24,321$48,815Yes
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$16,000$0Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$39,750$36,793Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$38,900$5,350Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$42,414$16,100Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$11,100$1,000Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$11,520$34,500No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$45,100$13,800Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$75,050$28,300Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$15,100$66,250No
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$5,600$48,450No
Pat WigginsDCA-2$21,250$4,000Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$60,775$3,500Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$29,300$23,750Not Voting
Mark WylandRCA-38$210$27,700No
Leland YeeDCA-8$58,500$40,300Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
State & local government employee unions$942,015
Chiropractors$69,475
Commercial service unions$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Accident & health insurance$765,163
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