--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed landmark legislation - Senate Bill 900 and Assembly Bill 1602 - making California the first state in the nation to establish a health insurance exchange since the enactment of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The health insurance exchange is the single most important component of health care reform for California’s businesses.
By creating an innovative web-based health insurance marketplace to give consumers more choice, these bills will reduce costs and improve health care quality for millions in the state. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, these improvements will be achieved without adding to the state’s deficit.
At 11:30 a.m., The California Endowment will hold a conference call with leaders from the business and health care communities to discuss in more detail how SB 900 and AB 1602 will benefit Californians.
|Daniel Zingale, Senior Vice President, The California Endowment|
|Janet Hildreth, Small Business Owner, Tree Lovers Floors, San Francisco|
|Scott Hauge, Small Business California President|
|And possibly others|
Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT
|(800) 230-1085 (Code: The California Endowment Call)|
For more information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and The California Endowment’s efforts to educate consumers about its provisions, please visit http://www.calendow.org/healthlaw.
The California Endowment
Jeff Okey, 213-928-8622
KEYWORDS: United States North America California
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Health Small Business Public Policy/Government Healthcare Reform Public Policy State/Local Professional Services Insurance General Health