HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS, SEPT 21, 2017
As Congress and the Trump administration struggle in their attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, California’s leadership is trying to craft an effective response to the moves in Washington. While moderates seek to plug holes in California’s existing health care system, progressives have proposed creating universal health care in California — a popular solution until you factor in the projected $50 billion price tag. Meanwhile, the opiod crisis nears a boiling point, testing the limits of a system not designed to handle it. Whatever happens in DC and Sacramento, California’s health care system is poised to see major changes in the very near future.
Join Capitol Weekly and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy for HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS, a conference examining the state of Health Care in the Golden State in the age of Trump. This day-long conference will be held on September 21, 2017, and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.
Our Keynote speaker will be Diana Dooley, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Chair of Covered California.
Four panels of experts (including Emily Bazar and Pauline Bartolone of Kaiser Health News; Steve Wirtz, CA Dept.of Public Health; J. Mario Molina, former CEO, Molina Healthcare; and Gary Cohen, Blue Cross/Blue Shield), will present fast-paced discussions of changes in California’s health care system, Medi-Cal, the opiod crisis and the prospects for Universal Health Care. A full list of speakers will be posted soon.
Register by August 21 to receive the Early Registration rate of $149. Registrations received after August 21 will pay the regular rgistration fee of $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.
No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Kathy Brown at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.
HEALTH CARE IN CRISIS will be held from 9:15AM – 3:15PM, Thursday September 21, 2017 at 1414 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Thanks to our sponsors:
THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT, THE TRIBAL ALLIANCE OF SOVEREIGN INDIAN NATIONS, CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS, KP PUBLIC AFFAIRS, LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS, PERRY COMMUNICATIONS, WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION, PANDORA,THE CALIFORNIA CHANNEL AND THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION