Putting the Care in “Obamacare” An Alternative Healthcare Town Hall

On the anniversary of the uncivil town halls of 2009, the New America Foundation and the Integrated Healthcare Association will host a constructive conversation among leaders of hospitals, physician practices, and community clinics.  They will evaluate opportunities in federal healthcare reform implementation to improve the quality of care provided in California in ways that build on the state’s successful models of high-value care.
  • Monday, July 19, 2010
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Los Angeles City Hall in the Bradley Tower @ 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • There is no cost to attend and parking will be hosted if you provide your car make, model and license plate number.
Featured Speakers
  • William Chin, MD,Executive Medical Director
    HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Tom Priselac, Chief Executive Officer
    Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • Kavita Patel, MD, Director, Health Policy Program
    New America Foundation
  • Cástulo de la Rocha, President & CEO
    AltaMed Health Services Corporation
Moderator
  • Micah Weinberg, PhD, Senior Research Fellow
    New America Foundation
When Californians walk into doctors’ offices, hospitals, and clinics in the years to come, how will their experiences be changed by the passage of federal health reform? How can we work together to put this legislation into effect in ways that improve the quality of the care we receive? That build on our state’s successful models of high-value care?
Addressing these questions at this event will be three of the state’s most innovative healthcare leaders. Each was influential during the reform debate and responsible for pioneering practices that were models for federal legislation. They will share their candid opinions about the opportunities in federal reform implementation and discuss the challenges that lie ahead.
The event will be kicked off by Kavita Patel, MD, the new director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, who held a series of key positions in the Congress and White House during the legislative process that resulted in the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

For questions, contact Claudie Bustamante at (916) 448-5189 or bustamante@newamerica.net.

For media inquiries, contact Elizabeth Wu at (510) 295-9859 or wu@newamerica.net.

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