273232 Moving forward with health care reform in California

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

Anthony Wright , Health Access, Sacramento, CA
California is the leading state in implementing the Affordable Care Act. Compared to other states, it has been quick to establish an exchange that started the work of developing medical insurance options and ways for Californians to access them. Its governor is determined to keep the exchange moving forward, regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the ACA. Among the issues the exchange is addressing is how outreach and enrollment will work, as it is important that all Californians can enroll and not just those private insurers would like to cover. The exchange is also looking to the quality of the health plans it makes available and their costs to Californians. It is further charged with making sure other private interests working with the exchange deliver services that are high-quality and fairly-priced. This presentation will discuss how health access advocates are addressing these vital issues.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe highlights of how the California exchange is working to insure residents, including what medical insurance choices it is offering and how it is handling outreach and enrollment.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Anthony Wright has served as the executive director of the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalitions for over a decade, leading efforts for quality affordable health care for all; winning strong consumer and patient protections; fighting budget cuts to public health programs; encouraging prevention and wellness; and coordinating efforts at health reform and coverage expansion.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.