Monday, February 29, 2016

Managed Care Tax, Developmental Disabilities Funding Approved by Lawmakers

State lawmakers have approved a deal to re-vamp a tax on managed care health plans, allowing California to continue bringing a billion dollars a year from the federal government, with new funding for developmental disabilities programs. Supporters hail the vote as honoring the promise of the Lanterman act to help support people with developmental disabilities to live independently instead of being housed in institutions. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.