Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage Announces First Hearing Dates
This week, Assembly Members Jim Wood and Joaquin Arambula announced the first hearing dates for the Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. The hearings will be held on Monday, October 23 and Tuesday, October 24 at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The first hearing day convene experts to discuss California’s current health care system, including:
- Who is and is not currently covered
- Current coverage systems, including public programs, safety net providers and employer-based and individual market coverage
- How current systems are financed
The second hearing day will explore versions of universal health coverage around the world and will include an opportunity for public comment.
Additional hearings for later this year and early next year are still being planned. Topics for future hearings will include health care systems within U.S. cities and states, input from stakeholders on proposed universal coverage systems, and identified challenges to achieving health care for all in California.