Today's Law As Amended

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AB-1063 Healthcare coverage: waivers.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 100523 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the goal of the state innovation waiver of Section 1332 of the federal act is to enable states to pursue alternative coverage approaches in the individual and small group markets that are consistent with the federal act.
(b) The Legislature also finds and declares that if the state proposes an innovative strategy to offer coverage in the individual and small group markets, that strategy shall provide coverage that would be as accessible, comprehensive, and affordable as coverage available pursuant to the federal act, that would cover a number of state residents comparable to the number who would have been covered under the federal act with coverage that is equally or more comprehensive and equally or more affordable, and that would not increase the federal deficit.
(c) A waiver shall not be requested from the United States Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to Section 1332 of the federal act without express statutory authority.