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AB-2299 Medi-Cal: managed care plans: informational materials.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Chu (A)
Medi-Cal: managed care plans: informational materials.
An act to add Section 14029.93 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to Medi-Cal.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/19/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/05/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 6633.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/22/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 27. Noes 11. Page 5591.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2299 without my signature.

This bill would require the Department of Health Care Services to ensure all written health education and informational materials provided by Medi-Cal managed care plans to their beneficiaries are translated at or below the sixth grade reading level.

I signed legislation last year to codify the Affordable Care Act's language access provisions into state law. Furthermore, the department requires its plans to provide written materials in an easily understood and readily accessible format. Current law and contractual practice are sufficient to compel plans to make these important health care documents understandable for Medi-Cal beneficiaries.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.