Alex Briscoe of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Vanessa Cajina of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, State Controller John Chiang, Joe Lee of LifeLong Medical Care and William Walker of Contra Costa Health Services spoke with California Healthline about what the recent elections mean for health policy in California.
El Monte Planning Commissioner Art Barrios, Chuck Finnie of the Community Coalition Against Beverage Taxes, El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero and Richmond City Council member Jeff Ritterman spoke with California Healthline about local ballot measures that tax sugar-sweetened beverages.
John Arensmeyer of Small Business Majority, Diana Dooley of California's Health and Human Services Agency and Anthony Wright of Health Access spoke with California Healthline about California's efforts to prepare the state for changes under the federal health reform law.
Richard Figueroa of the California Endowment, Heather Howard of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David Maxwell-Jolly of the California Health and Human Services Agency and Marian Mulkey of the California HealthCare Foundation spoke with California Healthline about how foundations are contributing to state health reform activities.
Carla Kakutani of the California Academy of Family Physicians, Wendy Lazarus of the Children's Partnership, Assembly member Jim Nielsen and Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg discussed the governor's plan.
Carmela Castellano-Garcia of CPCA, Melissa Stafford Jones of CAPH and William Walker of Contra Costa Health Services spoke with California Healthline about growing strain on the state's safety net health care system.
Melinda Bird of Disability Rights California, Laura Dunn of UC-San Francisco and Joseph Hafkenschiel of the California Association for Health Services at Home spoke with California Healthline about the recent ruling.
John Buck of Turning Point Community Programs, Patricia Ryan of the California Mental Health Directors Association and Rusty Selix of the Mental Health Association in California discussed recent funding losses.
Sen. Denise Ducheny, Assembly member Dave Jones, Elia Gallardo of the California Primary Care Association, First 5 spokesperson Bill Madison and Ginny Puddefoot of MRMIB discussed the cuts with California Healthline.
Elia Gallardo of the California Primary Care Association, Roberto Juarez of Clinicas del Camino Real in Ventura County and Nadereh Pourat of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research discussed the cuts with California Healthline.