You recently had a consumer assistance bill dealing with healthcare signed by the governor. What did this bill do?
My Assembly Bill (AB) 922 will enable California consumers to more easily access information and assistance about their health plan eligibility.
Federal healthcare reform will expand healthcare coverage to more than four million Californians and AB 922 will streamline the confusing and burdensome number of agencies that currently exist to assist consumers by making the Office of Patient Advocate (OPA) a one-stop-shop for that assistance. The bill will also ensure that Californians get clear and understandable consumer information and assistance by strengthening current programs, and OPA will catalog and direct complaints about healthcare coverage, as well as create a clear internal chain of command for the Administration with regard to health care coverage.