This marks the 600th post to the Health Access WeBlog.

For over five years, since 2002, we have posted 300(!) Health Access Updates and Alerts, providing up-to-the-minute reports about what is going on in Sacramento that impacts health care consumers. These E-mailed reports have been a service of Health Access to our member and allied organizations, as well as to hundreds of community leaders, health care advocates and activists across the state, to improve their ability to represent consumers and communities. In particular, our effort is to not just keep our community informed with the inside scoop in Sacramento, but to best faciliate individuals and groups to engage: to make timely and appropriate inteventions to benefit California patients and consumers.

The archives of these posts on the left serve as a full-fledged history of the health reform movement in California, through budget crises, to the first introductions of bills on single-payer, employer contributions to health coverage, children’s insurance expansions, and a variety of consumer protections. They are worth checking out.

After the election last year, with another round of reform brewing, we decided to supplement these weekly-ish reports with daily blog posts. In just over eight months, we’ve also hit an additional 300 blog posts, providing even more quick updates, as well as color commentary and opinion. With the debate on reform, and a host of other activities around health policy, we wanted to make sure our member and allied organizations had a quick resource for up-to-the minute information.

As you can see, we are continuing to add new resources, including searching by topic, a blogroll of other relevant blogs, and other features for your benefit. We would appreciate any feedback that you have as we continue to try to foster increased interest and engagement on health policy issues. Please E-mail for your comments, critiques, suggestions, or other ideas to awright@health-access.org. We look forward to continuing to provide this and other resources in the next months and years…

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