Over the first few years of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Bay Area Council acted as a significant state and national voice calling for sustained attention on controlling business healthcare costs as a part of health reform.  We achieved policy victories that will lead to more cost-effective use of medical personnel and expanded use of wellness incentives.  Although implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been successful in the state of California, in part due to our efforts, its political and implementation challenges throughout the nation mean that significant policy reforms may be necessary and that could affect the California market.  This Council has the opportunity to reenergize its healthcare committee to focus continue healthcare industry and policy reforms on better value for medical consumer spending, better health for the residents of the Bay Area, and lower costs for business.



Janet Liang, President of Northern California Region, Kaiser Permanente

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