ACCESS: HEALTH CARE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Our annual look at health care in the Golden State focuses this year on access to health care in California: who has it, who doesn’t and what is changing. Governor Newsom made health care a central part of his platform, and has called for an expansion of coverage. Three panels of experts will discuss the current status of access to health care, and will look at what comes next.
Senator Richard Pan will deliver the Keynote.
8:30 – 9:00 Check in, coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Welcoming remarks, Kassy Perry,Open California; Tim Foster, Open California
9:20-10:30 Panel 1: The Hurdles to Access
Moderated by Rich Ehisen, State Net Capitol Journal
Charles Bacchi,California Association of Health Plans; Ben Johnson,Legislative Analyst’s Office; Asher Lisec, PhRMA; Yasmin Peled,Health Access; Chris Perrone, California Health Care Foundation
Sen. Richard Pan, introduced byJohn Howard, Capitol Weekly
Lunch served: 11:30
11:45-12:55 Panel 2: The Silver Tsunami
Moderated by Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee
Gretchen Alkema, The SCAN Foundation; Craig Cornett,California Association of Health Facilities; Heather Harrison, California Assisted Living Association; Jane Ogle, California Health Policy Strategies; Heather Young, UC Davis Health
1:05 – 2:15PM Panel 3: Underserved Communities
Moderated by Katie Orr, KQED
Liz Oseguera, California Primary Care Association; Holly Martinez, California State Parks Foundation; Orville Thomas, California Immigrant Policy Center; Linda Tenerowicz, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network; Theresa Ullrich, California Association for Nurse Practitioners
Three panels of experts will present fast-paced discussions of these issues and look at potential solutions.
Panel 1: The Hurdles to Access
Access to quality health care is the single most important aspect of the health care debate, and there are a lot of moving parts. Costs, the availability of trained medical personnel, insurance, Medi-Cal, the state-federal relationship — and more.
As people live longer, the challenges of providing health care to an expanding, aging population are immense. It’s known as the Silver Tsunami or Grey Wave, and it’s already lapping at our shores.
Providing health care for certain communities — transitory people, undocumented immigrants, the mentally ill, those suffering from substance and alcohol abuse, migrant workers, the homeless, etc… – has been difficult. Is there a solution to improving access for these communities?
No-cost scholarships are available for students, and for anyone for whom cost is an issue. Contact Jyoti Alexander at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.
ACCESS: HEALTH CARE will be held from 9:15AM – 2:15PM, Thursday September 26, 2019 at 1414 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 and will be filmed for broadcast by the California Channel.
For Registration information contact Jyoti Alexander at (916) 444 7665 or jyoti.alexander@capitolweekly.
For Sponsorship information, contact Tim Foster at (916) 444 7665 or tim.foster@
For questions about content, please contact John Howard at (916) 444-7665 or john.howard@
Thanks to our sponsors:
THE CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT, THE TRIBAL ALLIANCE OF SOVEREIGN INDIAN NATIONS, THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION, CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS, KP PUBLIC AFFAIRS, WESTERN STATES PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION, PERRY COMMUNICATIONS, CAPITOL ADVOCACY, PANDORA, LUCAS PUBLIC AFFAIRS, THE CALIFORNIA CHANNEL AND THE CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION