Health Access California, Health Care for America Now-California, and many other organizations are hosting events Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the new options, benefits, and consumer protections that Californians are now enjoying, and that more could take advantage of if they knew about them.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd, a major event at Cedars-Sinai features Congressman Henry Waxman, who chaired one of the key committees responsible for reform, Congresswoman Karen Bass. In addition to Representatives who helped pass the measure, it also includes Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, who now is actively moving to make the law work here in California. Many other key community leaders and government officials will speak, including Jon “Bowser” Bauman, of the band and TV show Sha-Na-Na, who has become a health advocate in his own right and was active in the effort to pass the law last year.
On Wednesday, March 23rd, the celebration moves to Sacramento, with Congresswoman Doris Matsui, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, and other key community and government leaders.
Also, watch for our upcoming release of a one-year status report on California’s implementation of health reform. While it will update the previous report we’ve issued at the 3-month, 6-month, and 9-month intervals, the one-year report will provide new data and highlight individual Californians impacted by the federal law.
Much more to come this week!
Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.