The new child health insurance laws and the required California maternity insurance coverage mandate will stay in place, while work on the California Health Benefit Exchange — a website to help consumers find and purchase health insurance once 2014 rolls around — is continuing to proceed. Many consumer advocates are urging state lawmakers to forge ahead with a California mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance, just like the requirement to have car insurance. Further discussions are required before before any changes happen in this area. However, a number of bills are in the development process specifically targeting health care reform in California.
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