Bonilla’s Bill Promoting Patient Medication Adherence Approved by Assembly

May 31, 2014 · 28 comments

Assemblywoman Bonilla’s bill, AB 2418, was approved this week by the Assembly with strong bipartisan support.  This measure improves the process for medical patients to obtain their prescription drugs and follow their doctor’s instructions on taking their medication.

“AB 2418 gives patients an option so that they can receive their prescription medication in a way that best suits their needs,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord).  “This bill creates processes that improve patients’ access to medications and encourages interaction between patients, pharmacists and doctors to ensure patients receive their medications in a timely, convenient manner.”

AB 2418, co-sponsored by the California Healthcare Institute and the California Pharmacists Association, proposes the following safeguards:

  • Allows patients to opt out of their health plan’s mandatory mail order program if they prefer to obtain their prescription drugs from a community pharmacy.
  • Streamlines the prescription refill process by ensuring that all of the patient’s medications for chronic conditions can be refilled on the same schedule. If a patient requests to have their medications on the same refill schedule, all of the following must apply:
  • The patient has taken the prescription medications for at least 90 days.
  • The prescription medications are dispensed by a single network pharmacy.
  • The prescription medications being refilled follow the controlled substance prescribing and dispensing guidelines.
  • Allows patients who run out of prescription eye medications because of accidental spillage or who use more than 70% of their eye drops to be eligible for an early refill.

AB 2418 will be heard next in Senate policy committee.

1 qwerty May 31, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Blah, blah, blah, blah…..it’s an election year so let me put my name in front of the public. The water is so polluted it’s a shame to be a part of the pollution. I have no faith in you Bonilla. You only protect your own self interests.

2 Bill May 31, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Just can’t win with this crowd!! ^^^^#1

3 kelly May 31, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Isn’t she the one that voted to let Boys in the little Girls restrooms?

4 Anon May 31, 2014 at 11:12 PM

Yes, her and Desauner both voted to let the boys use the girls restroom. Please don’t for either of these losers.

5 VikingPrincess June 1, 2014 at 1:07 AM

YES!!!!!!!!!

6 VikingPrincess June 1, 2014 at 1:14 AM

Excellent law…..definitely needed.

7 Michelle June 1, 2014 at 1:38 AM

Anon, that’s old news.

8 RunDogRun June 1, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Evidently, she hasn’t embarrassed
herself enough lately. Please vote
her and DeSaulnier out.

9 Mike Reno June 1, 2014 at 7:11 AM

Bullet point #1: So you need meds, first you have to pay a doctor to write a prescription, and then you have to order them BY MAIL??? I’m with the mob on this one. That commie pinko Bonilla has gone too far this time, small town working American families should have freedom to set up really crappy health insurance companies that require you to get prescriptions filled via mail from some in house minmum wage “fulfillment center”.

Has anyone seen my red leather pants?

10 Nuttsie the Nutter June 1, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Oh my God! Boys in the girls bathroom! What next, hot running water, electricity in the home, flush toilets? When will it end?

11 Anonymous June 1, 2014 at 8:25 AM

What is this stuff about boys in girls bathrooms ? I can’t believe anyone would do that to children.

12 qwerty June 1, 2014 at 9:11 AM

I just read the bill, and the bills analysis online. The part about increasing the costs of plans, and the part about how much this bill is going to cost to implement was left out of the summary provided above.

So it appears to me that this is just an advertisement for Bonilla.

13 Anon June 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

It was to allow transgender teens to use the restroom of the gender they identify with, it’s not to allow little boys to use the same restroom as little girls..good job at blowing it way out of proportion.

14 @anon June 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Huh? What you are describing is exactly what was said previously. Any boy that says he identifies as a girl gets to use the girls locker room and bath room. That’s the law.

I guess Susan checked with a lot of families with girls before she voted yes, huh?

15 @qwerty June 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Sounds like the Pharmacists Association probably kicked her down contributions to push this through. I’m guessing what it was really about was the mail order portion and some pharmacists not liking mail-order setups like Kaiser muscling in on their business.

16 Anonymous June 1, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Susan has been a disappointment to a lot of us in the struggling middle class. She seems to have a main agenda of raising money from the unions. When BART was on strike and those of us who commute were screwed, she was silent.

The kids locker room issue has been an embarrassment even to progressives like me and for some reason Susan voted for it..

I had hoped she would represent all of us , and she doesn’t. I’m sad.

PS I belong to a union

17 Confused June 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Anon #13, are you the same Anon as Anon #4?

18 @confused June 1, 2014 at 1:42 PM

You defend boys in girls bathrooms and call someone else a loon?

19 Yhe Phantom June 1, 2014 at 1:43 PM

#17 Confused

No.

anon in #13 made a typo. This is anon (The Democrat).

The auto correct caps things like Furian instead of furian.

You can tell instantly that they are different…one makes sense.

Vote for Susan A. Bonilla for State Assembly!

20 Mr. Obvious June 1, 2014 at 2:47 PM

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE

WHY IS NO ONE RUNNING AGAINST HER

21 Run against Bonilla? June 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

That seat is bought and paid for and only the anointed chosen few can sit there. We the people have no input or power to change that.

In a state where there is only one party, there is only one form of government, corrupt, lawless and above all others.

22 H June 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM

All of you in this thread, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. We need to throw these crooks out of office.

23 Julio June 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Well, most of us don’t have the money to run. Even in a small city it is very expensive to run if you are kind of unknown. We actually drove to Concord for appointments with Ms,. Bonilla when she was a supe because she made more sense than Glover. No longer feel the same way about her.

Ahhhhhhh election years.

24 The Mamba June 2, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Did anyone see the undercover investigation which showed Congresswomen voting for other Representatives that weren’t present during bill votes? Afterward, she refused to comment, interesting.

25 @ the mamba June 2, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Yes! I saw her scurrying around pushing other people voting buttons, illegal but she doesn’t care.

She neads to loose some weight, unless she is storing campaign contributions in her caboose

26 Run against Bonilla? June 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I assume you must be talking about states like Texas.

27 RunDogRun June 2, 2014 at 8:14 PM

The Democrat Party in California
is a machine. In recent years local
officials are *mindlessly* promoted
up the ranks ala DeSaulnier and Bonilla.
The sad part is Northern California
used to be Republican and
Conservative until the creeping
crud came up from Southern
California and took over giving
us this liberal and ridiculous
legislative body putting boys in
girls bathrooms because the say
they are “transgender,” a
psychiatric designation.

28 Sara G. June 3, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Sheer rediculousness

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