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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 1481

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Statement by Assemblymember Boerner on Governor Signing AB 1481

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner’s (D-Encinitas) issued the following statement today after the Governor signed her bill to ensure access to health care for those who are pregnant while they are going through the Medi-Cal application process.

“AB 1481 is a commonsense measure that ensures a pregnant person applying for support through Medi-Cal has access to the vital care they need while that application is processed.  It builds on an existing program, Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women, which allows temporary coverage for up to 60 days while the application was processing.  Delays in that process past 60 days puts those who are expecting at risk of a lapse in coverage.

AB 1481 prevents against any such lapse by allowing benefits to be extended until that application is complete, and it adapts the name of the program to be more reflective and inclusive of our diverse communities – Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant People. 

I was delighted to have the Governor sign this into law today, because nobody who is expecting should have to worry about whether bureaucratic delays will cause them to lose access to care they need to protect their health and the health of their child.”


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner represents the 77th District, which encompasses Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and the coastal communities of La Jolla south to Downtown and Coronado. You can learn more about Assemblymember Boerner at, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.