A New Solution to Rising Health Costs


Health care spending increasingly threatens California family budgets. How will California ensure that health care is affordable in the wake of the pandemic?  

Join Assemblymember Marc Berman for a panel discussion moderated by Vicki Veenker, who convened the diverse coalition of stakeholders that developed an innovative cost containment solution.

Monday,  November 9th 
12 - 1 pm.

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Lanhee Chen
Hoover Institution Fellow and Director
of Domestic Policy Studies
Stanford University

Bill Kramer
Executive Director for Health Policy
Pacific Business Group on Health

Laurel Lucia
Director of the Health Care Program
UC Berkeley Labor Center

Vicki Veenker (Moderator)
Managing Director,
West Coast Convergence
Center for Policy Resolution


Top Bay Area health policy experts brought together by Convergence Center for Policy Resolution will describe their recommendation and address:

  • How would this solution contain health care costs in the wake of COVID-19? 
  • Why does the recommendation have broad support from consumers, doctors, insurers, employers and workers? 
  • How would the solution impact the Bay Area and AD24 residents?

Learn why Governor Newsom and Assembly Health Chair, Dr. Jim Wood, each introduced this affordability measure which could make health care much more accessible to every Californian. 

Read more about the California Health Reform Initiative report .