Assemblyman Phil Ting
KPIX 5 was at the State Capitol and watched the Assembly at work during the last two weeks of the session. Lawmakers were voting on hundreds of bills. But we noticed something strange: Many votes were being cast without anyone sitting in the chair.
Covered California is preparing to provide Californian’s with many options for obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but it faces issues when it comes to serving the needs of patients who can’t speak English.
Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.