Friday Fun Alert: Exchange Board Discusses Vision, Legislation

The Exchange Board will meet tomorrow in Sacramento, and have a heavy agenda for a summer Friday.

One substantive piece is a discussion of strategic visioning, a first high level look at how the Exchange will function. A number of papers prepared by the California Health Care Foundation will be presented for Board discussion. These papers as well as other materials for tomorrow’s meeting can be viewed here.
The agenda item of concern to advocates is the discussion of state legislation that is relevant to the Exchange. Exchange staff has made less than favorable recommendations to the Board related to the health reform implementation legislation that our coalition partners have been advocating for this year. Staff seems to favor a “wait and see” approach, while advocates favor starting immediately in order to properly tackle the enormous task of implementing the Exchange in time for a January 1, 2014.
The Exchange Board meeting will be tomorrow Friday, July 28 at 10:00am at the East End Complex Auditorium at 1500 Capitol Mall in Sacramento. You can also watch the meeting via webcast at http://livestream.webex.com/r.htm?e=336412&s=1&k=2A26F8761CDE6D846B150ACC1E7291BC though those participating by webcast will not be able to comment.
Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.
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