We’ve saluted the Department of Managed Health Care this week on their 10th anniversary, and to the staff that works so that patients get the coverage they need when they need it. We work with many of them, and I was happy to meet more of these front-line workers last week.
So on behalf of Health Access California, our condelences to the family and co-workers of Victor Hugo Perez Zavala, a promising 24-year old DMHC staffer who was shot to death this weekend as an innocent bystander. As a report in the Sacramento Bee indicated, “he worked for the California Department of Managed Health Care, the state’s HMO consumer rights organization, and got satisfaction from helping people solve their insurance dilemmas….”
That’s just a shame in so many ways.