Affordable Care Act 2.0: The Public Option

Affordable Care Act 2.0: The Public Option
May 6, 2022 No Comments Events, The Latest LPOC Organization

LA County Medical Association (LACMA) educational campaign on Universal Coverage for California presents the next installment scheduled for next Monday, May 9 at 6 PM PST via Zoom.

Speaker: John Baackes, President & CEO, LA CARE Health Plan

Moderated by: Omer Deen, MD, President-Elect LACMA, and Hector Flores, MD, Board Member LACMA

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Topic –  The Role of a Public Option Health Plan to Achieve Universal Coverage. Learn what public option is, what it would do to improve quality and make health care affordable, and how it would be key to universal coverage.

TIME: 6 PM – 7 PM via Zoom

CREDIT: 1.0 hour of Category 1 CME


  • List the essential components of a Public Option Health Plan
  • Describe how a public option plan would improve coverage, make health care
  • coverage more affordable for consumers, and equitable for providers
  • Describe how a public option plan would improve our state’s goals for quality,
  • value-based performance, and ability to address social drivers of care
  • Identify, explain and discuss how to reduce the barriers in cultural and
  • linguistic, health equity disparities and implicit bias in caring for patients in a
  • public option health plan.

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About the Series:

In our series to date, the first speaker, Dustin Corcoran, CEO of CMA presented on December 13, 2021 on CMA initiatives for Medi-Cal expansion and affordable health coverage.

The second speaker, Sandra Hernandez, MD, CEO of the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) presented on February 8, 2022 about the prospects of a Unified Financing mechanism to cover all Californians.

The third speaker presenting on April 11 was Dr. Steven Shortell, addressing The Future is Now: The Successful Medical Enterprise and Free Market Solutions.

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