Health Care: California – September 23, 2014
Capitol Weekly and the University of California, UC Center present Health Care: California, a conference examining the California health care landscape, one year into the Affordable Care Act. This event will be filmed for later broadcast by the California Channel.
The day-long conference will be held in Sacramento on September 23, 2014.
We will examine 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 on October 1 2014, the Exchange has affected millions of people and has had a profound impact on California’s health care market place.
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Check in, coffee
9 a.m. – 9: 15 a.m. Welcoming remarks Tim Foster, Capitol Weekly, A. G. Block, UC Center
9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Panel 1 Show me the Money, Financial Impacts of the Affordable Care Act in California
Moderator: Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
Charles Bacchi, California Association of Health Plans; John Kabateck, National Federation of Independent Business; David Panush, Covered California; Micah Weinberg, Senior Policy Adviser, Bay Area Council
10:45 am. – 11:55 a.m.
Panel 2 Consumers, Who’s Helped, Who’s Hurt, Who’s In, Who’s Out?
Moderator: Emily Bazar, CHCF Center for Health Reporting
Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health; Carla Saporta, Greenlining Institute;Anthony Wright, Health Access; Daniel Zingale, California Endowment
Keynote: Diana S. Dooley, Chair of Covered California, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency; Introduced by John Howard, Capitol Weekly
12:55 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Panel 3 Medi-Cal, A Big Piece of the Puzzle
Moderator: Kevin Riggs, Randle Communications
Dr. Toby Douglas, Department of California Health Care Services; Doug Kim, California Primary Care Association; Anne McLeod, California Hospital Association; Cathy Senderling-McDonald, County Welfare Directors Association of California; Francisco Silva, California Medical Association
2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
Panel 4 The Politics and Problems Where Do We Go From Here?
Moderator: Dan Weintraub, California Health Report
Bruce Bronzan, Trilogy Integrated Resources; Richard Figueroa, California Endowment; Rex Frazier, Personal Insurance Federation of California; Kassy Perry, Perry Communications Group
Registration fee is $199 and includes lunch and all conference materials.
Health Care: California will be held at 1123 J Street in Sacramento.
Thanks to our sponsors:
The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, The California Medical Association, The California Health Report, The California Center, The California Channel, Capital Public Radio, The California Association of Health Plans and The Gualco Group, Inc.