Making Health Care Affordable: A Proposed Public Option for California

A Virtual Public Discussion Panel hosted by Members of the Academy 

Tuesday, November 14, 4pm to 5:30pm online (via Zoom)

To help address the affordability of care, Professors Richard Scheffler and Stephen Shortell of the UC- Berkeley School of Public Health have developed and tested a Public Option plan for the state called Golden Choice. Their analysis shows how such a plan can be offered at lower premiums using the state’s integrated medical groups that are accountable for quality and the total cost of care. Further, their analysis will show an additional competitive effect of introducing such a plan. Representatives from advocacy and provider organizations will participate in a discussion panel. In the second half of the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. This topic is timely as the state’s new Office of Healthcare Affordability begins its deliberations on how to make healthcare more affordable.

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