California Healthline: Pre-Existing Condition Reform Passes Committee

April 19, 2012

The Senate Committee on Health yesterday passed SB 961 by Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), which would change the individual health insurance market in California, in part by halting insurer denials based on pre-existing conditions. It is similar to a bill -- AB 1461 by Bill Monning (D-Carmel) -- approved by the Assembly health committee one day earlier.

Both measures are designed to conform to the federal Affordable Care Act, Hernandez said, in advance of many other states.

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