Health insurance premiums for families rose 131%, while the general rate of inflation increased just 28% during the same period, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dear Greenlining Health & Business Leaders,
AB 52 (Feuer) passed the Assembly Thursday in a 45 to 28 vote! While this is a huge victory we still have a tough battle ahead as the bill now moves to the Senate!
AB 52 will give the Insurance Commissioner and the Department of Managed Health Care the power to deny unreasonable health insurance increases and prevent rates from going up more than once a year. This will help more individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance at an affordable rate.
Your support and advocacy efforts have been critical to date and will hold even more importance as we move through the Senate. The bill now moves to the Senate Health Committee. The following Senators need to hear from you about your support for AB 52:
Senator Ed Hernandez, Chair (916) 651-4024
Senator Elaine Alquist (916) 651-4013
Senator Kevin de Leon (916) 651-4022
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (916) 651-4007
Senator Michael Rubio (916) 651-4016
Senator Lois Wolk (916) 651-4005
Please let us know if you contact these members and how your conversations went by contacting us at 510-926-4008 or sending an email to [email protected]
Thank you for your continued support,
Carla Saporta and Rosa Martinez
To learn more about AB 52 please read:
Our Weekly: Time to Control Crippling Health Insurance Rate Hikes by Earl “Skip” Cooper, Dennis Huang & Carla Saporta
La Prensa San Diego: Hora de Controlar los Incrementos Drásticos a Nuestros Seguros Médicos Por Jorge Corralejo, Zara Marselian y Rosa María Martínez