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September 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the operator of a chain of fund- and awareness-raising thrift stores known as ‘Out of the Closet,’ today thanks Governor Brown for signing SB 1484, a bill which renews, “… a sales tax exemption for retail items sold by thrift stores operated by nonprofit organizations, if the purpose of that thrift store is to obtain funding for medical, hospice or social services provided to individuals with HIV or AIDS by the nonprofit o

September 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California will formally forbid the sale of short-term health plans and work requirements for those who receive subsidized health care, under laws signed on Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown, with both proposals crafted as sharp rejoinders to efforts by the Trump administration.

September 22, 2018

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

September 22, 2018

California will formally forbid the sale of short-term health plans and work requirements for those who receive subsidized healthcare, under laws signed on Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown, with both proposals crafted as sharp rejoinders to efforts by the Trump administration.

September 21, 2018

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills:

August 21, 2018

A statewide ban on short-term health plans is heading to the governor’s desk for approval, after it was passed by the California Legislature on Monday. 

Short-term plans are typically less expensive than other plans on the market, but can leave consumers saddled with a heavy price for the services and procedures that they don't cover.

August 21, 2018

While the Trump administration is promoting the sale of so-called “short-term” insurance plans, California legislators are working hard to protect consumers from what health advocates call “junk insurance coverage” that doesn’t cover essential health benefits, can deny people for pre-existing conditions, and may have annual and lifetime limits.

August 20, 2018

The California Legislature has passed a bill banning the sale of short-term health insurance plans — a type of insurance the Trump administration is seeking to expand.

The bill, SB910, authored by State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), was approved by the Senate on Monday and the Assembly last week. It will need the signature of Gov. Jerry Brown to become law.