Two new leaders of the Legislature discussing the direction of state programs and finances yesterday hit on health care topics a number of times.
Assembly member Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) assumed the Assembly Speaker role in May, and Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) is expected to be named Senate pro Tem later this month.
The two legislators covered a range of issues at yesterday's Public Policy Institute of California event, moderated by PPIC president and CEO Mark Baldassare. Health care topics included Medi-Cal provider reimbursement rates and extending health care coverage to the undocumented population. Read more here.