Controlling Healthcare Costs

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.


2022 Goals

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


Strategic Partnerships

County Directors of Public Health

Policy Leads

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Patrick Kallerman

Vice President, Research


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