WRIGHT: "The changing of the way insurers do business so they can no longer deny people for preexisting conditions, the new consumer protections to make sure your coverage is there when you need it."
Wright says the clock is ticking on implementation of the federal law.
WRIGHT: "The bills that are pending this month are the ones that we need to enact in order to be ready in late next year so that we can make reform real for millions of Californians."
California health plans oppose a pair of bills that would set new rules for the insurance market unless they are amended to include a requirement that Californians buy insurance.
These bills, and many other health bills, need to pass both houses by the end of the month in order to reach the governor's desk this year.