Assemblymember Ting Backs Bill to Make Sure Health Care Doesn’t Get Lost in Translation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) joined Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for a news conference at Northeast Medical Services in Chinatown to call for enactment of the Speaker’s Assembly Bill 2325, which would increase the number of medical interpreters to help ensure Californians with limited English receive the right medical treatment. "We are enrolling over a million new people into Medi-Cal," said Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). "This is just the first step. The point is to ensure that coverage translates into quality health care. Since many Californians cannot speak English, we need interpreters to ensure patients can communicate with their doctors effectively."