May 22, 2013 | Kate Karpilow, PhD
The California State Assembly voted 51 to 17 last week in support of AB 411 (Pan), which would require managed care plans provided through Medi-Cal to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of their services by the geographic region, race, ethnicity and primary language of their clients, and to the extent that data is available, by sexual orientation. The bill now goes to the State Senate, and our representatives in the upper house have an opportunity to make a good bill even better.
What’s needed? A requirement to analyze by gender. more