California's Solutions to Health Care
As Congress and the Executive Branch continue to debate how healthcare should work in America, businesses in California are creating local, innovative solutions that you probably don't yet know about. But innovation in healthcare still requires solving the age-old problem: Increasing access and quality of care that workers and employers can afford.
California ranks 34th out of 50 states in overall access to healthcare, but state lawmakers, entrepreneurs and business leaders are bringing new healthcare products and services to market. New partnerships between pharmaceutical companies and care providers are meant to lower prescription drug costs, for example. How will these new solutions affect cost management and quality of care and how many Californians remain uninsured or left behind? Can we export these models to other states or countries?
Anna Gorman, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Kimberly Evon, Executive Vice President, SEIU Local 2015
Yiwen Li, Director, Global Strategy and Business Development, NantHealth
Josh Ofman, Senior Vice President, Global Value and Access and Policy, Amgen
Hugh Waters, Director, Health Economics Research, Milken Institute
Claudia Williams, CEO, Manifest MedEx