I am writing to encourage you to support California Bill AB 17x2.
The intent of this Bill is to stop the practice of regulator shopping by health plans, specifically Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and ensure that the cost of medically necessary treatment to California patients struggling to cope with mental illnesses will be covered by their health plans.
I have attached a letter which is addressed to the Honorable Rob Bonta, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee for you to read through and, if you agree with its contents, sign. The letter outlines the reasons why this legislation should be passed and the damage that is being by allowing insurance companies to choose between the Department of Insurance as its regulator and the Department of Managed Health Care. You are of course free to make any changes to the letter that you would like.
I urge you all to sign the attached letter
and to send it to anyone else in the mental health field that you think may be willing to sign it.
The letter must be signed and sent by TOMORROW.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lisa S. Kantor