ACCESS: HEALTH CARE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

ACCESS: HEALTH CARE

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.

Speakers will include: Craig Cornett, California Association of Health Facilities; Liz Oseguera, California Primary Care Association; Brianna Lierman, Local Health Plans of California; Jane Ogle, California Health Policy Strategies; Chris Perrone, California Health Care Foundation; Heather Young, UC Davis Health; Heather Harrison, California Assisted Living Association; Almas Sayeed, California Immigrant Policy Center; Linda Tenerowicz; California Pan-Ethnic Health Network; Ben Johnson, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Katie Orr, KQED; Cathie Anderson, Sacramento Bee;  A full list of speakers will be posted soon.

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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.

Panel 2: The Silver Tsunami
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.
Panel 3: Underserved Communities
Providing health care for certain communities has been difficult — transitory people, undocumented immigrants, the mentally ill, those suffering from substance and alcohol abuse, migrant workers, the homeless and others.

Register by September 16 to receive the Early Registration rate of $149Registrations received after September 16 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 Jyoti Alexander at Capitol Weekly, (916) 444 7665, for information on applying for a scholarship or registration fee-waiver.

Special $99 rate for California state government staff.

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.net.

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