Thursday, September 4, 2008

California Legislature enacts no major healthcare overhaul but OKs some key changes

The Legislature's two-year session resulted in incremental tinkering with California's healthcare system instead of the wholesale restructuring that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dedicated himself to shortly after his 2006 reelection. One bill would curb retroactive cancellation of sick patients' coverage. Aggressive lobbying by insurers and doctors and internal feuds among Democrats kill most proposals.

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