UPDATE: Blue Cross Checks to Addiction Treatment Patients

We have learned that earlier this week the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee pulled from SB 636 the language that would prohibit the Blues from sending checks to addiction treatment patients. There was apparently opposition from Anthem (of course). The hearing is on Wednesday.   Please call your State Senator before the hearing and tell him/her as a constituent you support SB 636 but want provision 10133.75. (a) put back in, or Senator Bradford given time to meet with stake holders and come up with new language acceptable to all. Every additional phone call make a difference, and it does not matter if you are a facility owner, or a licensed clinician or a registered worker.  I don’t know how long it will take to get this before the legislature again.

 

 

 

Here is how to find your state senator:
 
Lastly, it would be super if you could share the same message with the Health Committee:  
916 651-4022
Apr 1 2017