The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has shown us the best of the American healthcare system and the extraordinary workforce that makes it possible, but it has also revealed its shortcomings. Conflicting federal, state, and local strategies, unsustainable funding mechanisms, and most shamefully mortality rates that are significantly higher for people of color. Meanwhile, continued attacks on the system through single-payer efforts like AB 1400 distract from meaningful progress.
Goal 1: Protect our healthcare system, with a focus on fiscal sustainability, value for spending, and equity.
Goal 2: Continue the Council’s thought leadership in the healthcare space through policy research.
Healthcare Committee Leadership
William Isenberg, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health
Carrie Owen Pleitz, President Northern California, Kaiser Permanente
County Directors of Public Health