Health Care Musical Chairs in the Administration

Big changes on health care in the Governor’s office: Ana Matasantos, legislative deputy extraordinaire and health reform maven, has moved on up – to be deputy director of Department of Finance. A big job given our BIG deficit, and we’re lucky to have someone who comes from and understands the health and public program world occupying that spot.

Filling the legislative position in the Governor’s office will be Jennifer Kent, formerly of Department of Health Care Services, and most recently at Health and Human Services Agency. Jennifer was instrumental in drafting and negotiating the transparency/price and quality disclosure language in ABx1 1 (Nunez), which has since been dropped into AB 2967 (Lieber). Jennifer can be reached at

The legislative position in the Governor’s office was formerly held by Richard “Fig” Figueroa, in a prior Administration, who is now staffing the Governor’s cabinet on health and human services.

Congrats to all.

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