Tuesday morning quarterbacking…

The National Coalition on Health Care is coming to town with a forum tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the CALPERS building, Lincoln Plaza North, 400 Q Street, here in Sacramento. You can click here to register.

The National Coalition on Health Care is one of those nonpartisan coalitions that include business and labor, providers and patient advocates, and so the conversation should be interesting. There’s some common goals and objectives, but we know there’s real differences one you get into the details…

Speakers will include (in alphabetical order):
· John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO, Small Business Majority
· Barbara Blake, State Secretary, United Nurses Associations of California
· Denny Delk, Member of the National Board, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
· Ted Epperly, M.D., President, American Academy of Family Physicians
· Stephenie Foster, Senior Vice President for Government Relations, American Legacy Foundation
· Gregory A. Franklin, Assistant Executive Officer, Health Benefits Branch, California Public Employees’ Retirement System
· Mark Goldberg, Executive Vice President, National Coalition on Health Care
· Leif Haase, Director, California Program, New America Foundation
· Scott Hauge, President, Small Business California
· Elizabeth Imholz, Special Projects Director, Consumers Union of U.S., Inc.
· Edward Levine, M.D., Partner, McKinsey & Co., Global Healthcare Practice
· Paul Markovich, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Shield of California
· Joel E. Miller, Senior Vice President for Operations, National Coalition on Health Care
· Kathy Rallings, Regional Uniserv Staff, California Teachers Association
· Jim Schlotz, Regional Uniserv Staff, California Teachers Association
· Herb Schultz, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger
· Richard Allen Williams, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, and President and CEO, The Minority Health Institute, Inc.
· Anthony Wright, Executive Director, Health Access California
· Lucien Wulsin, Jr., Executive Director, Insure the Uninsured Project

The other point of interest is the mix of national and state voices, so it should be interesting to hear the back-and-forth between the California experience and the conversation of the moment at the national level.

Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.

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