LA Times Praises Council for Leadership on Controlling Healthcare Costs

The Bay Area Council’s campaign to control skyrocketing healthcare costs earned an enthusiastic endorsement this week from the Los Angeles Times, which in an editorial on Thursday said that “rather than sitting back and waiting for the federal law to be fully implemented or repealed, the Council urges California employers to use their healthcare dollars to start fixing the system. It’s a message from the Bay Area that should be heeded throughout the state.” Read the full LA Times editorial.

The plaudits came in response to the release this week by the Council and its Economic Institute of a report — Roadmap for a High-Value Health System — outlining a series of concrete strategies for controlling healthcare costs that are harming the state’s global economic competitiveness. Council President Jim Wunderman on Monday was joined by California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley, U.S. Health and Human Services Regional Director Herb Shultz and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region President Greg Adams for an early preview of the report that was hosted by Edelman Public Relations and Brown & Toland. To get involved with the Council on controlling healthcare costs, contact Senior Policy Advisor Micah Weinberg at or by calling (916) 949-6240.

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