Jul272012

California Partnership for Access to Treatment Event Recap

Posted by Kassy Perry

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) hosted luncheon seminars on the California Health Benefit Exchange (HBEX) in Sacramento and Riverside, managed by Perry Communications Group and Cerrell Associates. Five weeks later, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Oakland, there was a luncheon facilitated by AC Public Affairs on the same topic. Altogether, the three seminars drew 265 attendees, including 87 views of the Sacramento seminar’s footage on YouTube (click here to view). The Sacramento and Oakland seminars featured Kim Belshé. Richard Figueroa of the California Endowment presented in Riverside.

Given the interest in the topic, CPAT began planning a webinar to accommodate interested parties from other parts of the state who could not attend the previous seminars. Kim Belshé agreed to speak to CPAT members and advocates, including small business organizations, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.

The webinar, on Thursday, July 26, drew 82 participants during the 90 minute presentation and Q&A. CPAT and PCG will continue to provide information on the HBEX and help groups and stakeholders to engage in the planning and implementation. Download the program materials.

Speaker: Kim Belshé
Senior Policy Advisor for Public Policy Institute of California
California Health Benefit Exchange Board Member

ABOUT CPAT

CPAT is a diverse network of health care, community and business organizations committed to ensuring a healthy and productive California. We act as a communications, education and resource network to keep our partners and the communities they serve informed about critical issues involving health care and access to treatment in California.

To learn more about CPAT, please visit our Web site at http://www.caaccess.org

The California Partnership for Access to Treatment is supported by America’s Pharmaceutical Research Companies

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE (HBEX)

The vision of the California Health Benefit Exchange is to improve the health of all Californians by assuring their access to affordable, high quality care. The mission of the California Health Benefit Exchange is to increase the number of insured Californians, improve health care quality, lower costs, and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and providers that give them the best value.

To learn more about HBEX, please visit the website at http://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/Pages/Default.aspx


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