Later today, Health Access is happy to participate on a UC-Berkeley panel on “The Affordable Care Act and California.” In particular, the panel of political scientists, sociologists, and others will discuss why California is leading in its implementation of Obamacare, with now 3 million enrolled in new ACA options.
It’s today, Friday, March 14, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 PM at UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521 Channing Way #5555 (Between Telegraph Avenue and Bowditch Street), Berkeley, CA 94720. Here’s the Event flyer
Panelists include Lisa Aliferis – KQED, State of Health blog; Larry Jacobs – University of Minnesota, Political Science and Public Policy; Anthony Wright – Health Access California; Ken Jacobs – UC Berkeley Labor Center; Margaret Weir – UC Berkeley, Sociology and Political Science; and Charlie Eaton – UC Berkeley, Sociology
This event is free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.
For those who want some background reading, here are some fascinating SSN briefs on the ACA:
* Promoting Health Reform by Embracing State Experiments by Larry Jacobs (January 2014)
* How Powerful Consumer Advocates Help ObamaCare Succeed in California by Charlie Eaton and Margaret Weir (January 2014)
* A Field Guide to the Politics of ObamaCare Implementation by Theda Skocpol and Larry Jacobs (November 2013)
* What Does Health Reform do for Americans? by Theda Skocpol and Larry Jacobs (June 2013)