Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board
Reducing the Number of Uninsured in California by Ernesto Sanchez and Brittany Harris
The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board (MRMIB) was created in 1990 to develop strategies for reducing the number of uninsured persons in the state of California. The Board originally started by serving people who were medically uninsurable and had been denied insurance coverage in the commercial insurance marketplace.
Pertussis Vaccination Now Required
New California Law Requires Vaccination Against Whooping Cough for 7th-12th Graders to Enter School by Michael A. LeNoir, MD and Brittany Harris
New school vaccination requirement states that beginning July 1, 2011, all 7th-12th grade students will need to show proof of a pertussis (Tdap) vaccination (given after the 7th birthday) to begin the 2011-2012 school year. EHI sat down with Oakland pediatrician Dr. Mike Lenoir to learn more about these vaccines.