California Health Conference – September 23, 2015

Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present: California Health, a conference examining the California health care landscape.

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The day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on September 23, 2015.

We will examine new and proposed legislation, including a landmark bill to extend Medi-Cal to undocumented immigrants, and the impact of the ACA on California, including the role of the Health Benefit Exchange — the single most important state piece of the federal ACA.  Launched in 2013, the Exchange has affected millions of people and has had a profound impact on California’s health care market place.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Richard PanCalifornia State Senator.   

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Check in, coffee

9 a.m. – 9: 15 a.m.
Welcoming remarks
Tim Foster, Open California
Rob Gunnison, Open California

Panel 1: 9:20-10:30, Fiscal Impacts
Moderated by Kevin Riggs, Randle Communications

Anne McLeod, California Hospital Association
Nicole Kasabian-Evans, California Association of Health Plans
Jim Gomez, California Association of Health Facilities
Shane Desselle, Applied Pharmacy Solutions

Panel 2: 10:45 -11:55, Medi-Cal
Moderated by Brian Joseph, Fair Warning

Jennifer Kent, California Department of Health Care Services
Anthony Wright, Health Access
Jodi Hicks, DiMare, Brown, Hicks and Kessler
Felix Su, Legislative Analyst’s Office

Noon: Lunch Served
Keynote: 12:20 – 12:50
California State Senator Dr. Richard Pan
Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly

Panel 3: 1:00 – 2:10, Underserved Communities
Moderator: Pauline Bartolone, CALmatters

Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator
Anthony Galace, Greenlining Institute
Richard Figueroa, California Endowment
Britta Guerrero, Sacramento Native American Health Center

Panel 4: 2:20-3:30 Politics vs. Policy
Moderated by Amy Chance, Sacramento Bee

Daniel Zingale, California Endowment
Kassy Perry, Perry Communications Group
Janus Norman, California Medical Association
David Quintana, Quintana, Gonzalez and Hunter

California Health will be filmed for later broadcast by the California Channel.

Registration rate is $199.  Special $99 rate for students and California state government staff.

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California Health will be held at 1123 J Street in Sacramento.  Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.

For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at 916 444 7665 or or Michelle Matheson at 916 669 9372 or

For Registration information contact Kathy Brown at 916 444 7665 or

Thanks to our sponsors:

The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Center, The California Channel, The Gualco Group, Comcast Spotlight, KP Public Affairs, California Professional Firefighters, Perry Communications, California Partnership for Access to Treatment, California Chronic Care Coalition, The California Health Report and California Association of Health Plans.


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