California enacts continuity of care law

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed into law a bill that guarantees consumers with serious conditions receive health coverage even while they're switching to new plans. The new law aims to ensure consumers who are receiving treatment for certain conditions can continue seeing their provider, even if that doctor or hospital isn't in the new plan's network, reported the Sacramento Business Journal. Plan cancellations affected about 900,000 state residents, many of whom were undergoing necessary health services for their conditions. "People who are injured or sick should not be denied their current treatment," Assemblyman Richard Pan from Sacramento said. Article

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