Covering issues facing the relationship between employers, the health insurance industry and hospitals, the Healthcare Committee deals with major state and federal legislation and interprets the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), medical litigation and workers’ compensation. Meetings typically feature decision leaders from government agencies and nonprofit organizations on the implementation of PPACA, as well as discussion of state and federal legislation that impacts employer insurance coverage.
The chair for 2018 is Michael Tou (Providence Health & Services) and the co-chairs are Jennifer Bayer (Hospital Association of Southern California) and Carol Kim (Health Net Inc.).
Meetings are held quarterly at the Valley Presbyterian Hospital (15107 Vanowen St., Van Nuys), and lunch is provided courtesy of the hospital. The dates for 2018 are Wednesday, March 15, June 21, September 20, December 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m.