Right now, California requires that incarcerated people pay a $5 copay when they seek medical or dental care. A $5 copay is unaffordable for many incarcerated people. As a result, some people wait to seek care until it is an emergency, which puts their health and the health of others at risk. Fair and just access to healthcare is a human right. AB 45 will eliminate prison copays, improve public health, and bring California one step closer to creating more just health care for people behind bars.

Sponsors

ACLU of California, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Initiate Justice

Authors

Assemblymembers Mark Stone, Reggie Jones-Sawyer; Co-authors Assemblymembers David Chiu, Ash Kalra, Scott Wiener

Status

Introducido

Session

2019-2020

Bill number

Position

Apoyamos

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